Salem Witch Trials at New York Historical Society
Even after 300 years, Salem’s witch trials remain a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history. The extraordinary events of 1692-3 led to the deaths of 25 innocent people, the vast majority of whom were women. Organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, ‘The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming’ includes tangible fragments from the past that illuminate the real lives of Salem’s residents: those accused of witchcraft, their accusers, and those who defended them against legal charges, risking their own lives and reputations in the process. The exhibition seeks to ask: In moments of injustice, what role do we play? We will have a guided tour of the exhibit and time to explore the museum. Lunch is available for purchase at the Parliament Cafe in the museum, a quick-service option for prepackaged salads, sandwiches, pastries and coffee/tea.