The North Shore’s rich and sometimes unexplored historical past now has a new “home”—the Old Town Hall Lecture Series, launching this Fall at Salem’s Old Town Hall and presented by Gordon College’s Institute for Public History.
The Old Town Hall Lecture Series will take place on the third Thursday of the month, from November 2010 through May 2011 at 7:30 pm, at Old Town Hall, Derby Square, Salem, MA. Subscription and individual tickets may be purchased online at oldtownhalllectures.com.
Thursday, November 18, 2010:
Judge Sewall’s Apology. Illustrated lecture and book signing with Richard Francis (retired prof of creative writing, Bath Spa University, England)
Thursday, December 16, 2010:
Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England. Illustrated lecture and book signing with Emerson (“Tad”) Baker (Salem State College archaeologist and history professor)
Thursday, January 20, 2011:
Judith Sargent Murray: A New Era in Female History. Illustrated lecture and book signing with Bonnie Hurd Smith (independent scholar and public historian).
Thursday, February 17, 2011:
Salem and the Civil War: 150th Anniversary: Illustrated lecture by K. David Goss (Gordon College history professor and director of the Institute for Public History).
Thursday, March 17, 2011:
America, Europe and the Religious Divide. Illustrated lecture and book signing with Thomas A. (“Tal”) Howard (Gordon College history professor).
Thursday, April 21, 2011:
Opening of the New Museum of Salem. Featuring representatives of the museum planning team
Thursday, May 19, 2011:
Witch Hunting and Popular Religion of the 17th Century. Illustrated lecture and book signing with David D. Hall (Professor of New England Church History at Harvard Divinity School)
For more information on the lecture series, visit oldtownhalllectures.com.