Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Salem Witch Trials Lecture by scholar Marilynne Roach

The Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice and the City of Salem Witch House will host a lecture/presentation titled Reflection on and Learning from the Lessons of 1692 at Old Town Hall, Salem, MA, on Thursday, September 22, 2011 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Click here to register.

Leading scholar Marilynne Roach, author of The Salem Witch Trials, a Day-by-Day Chronicle of a Community Under Siege, will illuminate the events leading to the final day of executions during the Salem witch hysteria of 1692. She will focus on the eight individuals who lost their lives on that fateful morning, September 22, 1692, on Gallows Hill. Ms. Roach's talk will help fill in historical gaps and reflect on who these victims were.

Alison D'Amario, former Director of Education for the Salem Witch Museum, will share the story of the concept and mission behind the Salem Witch Trial Memorial. How and why did this Memorial come to be in 1992?

Tickets are available at for $10.00 (students/senior citizens $5.00). Please call 978-744-8815 for more information.

For more information on the Salem Award Foundation for Human Rights and Social Justice, visit

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