Friday, July 2, 2010

History Alive in Salem

Cry Innocent: The People Verses Bridget Bishop opens for the 2010 season this weekend. This is a great way to be immersed in the Salem Witch Trials history. If you haven't done it before, put it on your itinerary. If you have done it before, you know every show is different, and it's worth seeing more than once.

There are two great videos of Cry Innocent on YouTube. The first is their promotional video, and the second is a bit more fun - the cast of Cry Innocent was featured in the "ambush" from an episode of TLC's What Not to Wear in 2010. Watch the intro here.

Cry Innocent is produced by the Institute for Public History at Gordon College, which also runs the interpretation and tours at Salem Pioneer Village 1630. Pioneer Village is Massachusetts' oldest living history museum. Dormant for a number of years, visitors today will have an "immersion" experience, where they can interact with villagers and get a sense of what it was like to live in Salem in the 17th Century.

For more information, visit:
History Alive! Gordon College
Salem Pioneer Village 1630

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