History Book Club: “The Witches: Salem, 1692”

march, 2023

13mar1:00 pmFeaturedHistory Book Club: “The Witches: Salem, 1692”Gunn Memorial Library1:00 pm

Event Details

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The Gunn Library and Museum’s History Book Club will meet on Monday March 13 at 1:00pm. We will be reading Stacy Schiff’s The Witches: Salem, 1692.

History Book Club is a program of the Gunn Library and Museum meeting on the second Monday of the month at 1:00pm. Participants will read nonfiction books on American history and meet to discuss. Museum Curator Amy Campanaro will facilitate the discussion and place historical topics in local context when appropriate. Copies of this book are available at the front desk of the library. Registration for the meeting is requested.

A description from the author’s website:

“It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister’s daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an 75-year-old man crushed to death.

The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic.”

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(Monday) 1:00 pm


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