Massachusetts Bay began executing people for witchcraft in Boston, and the surrounding towns including Cambridge, Charlestown and Dorchester, almost fifty years before the Salem Witch Trials.
These executions are much lesser-known, totaling less than half the number that took place in Salem in one year alone, but the stories behind them deserve to be told.
Join historian Alyssa Conary for an introduction to the women convicted and executed for witchcraft in seventeenth-century Boston. Learn their names and their stories, and about how one case may have been a precursor to the events of 1692.
Alyssa G. A. Conary is a freelance historian and writer. She received a master’s degree in history from Salem State University in 2020, after working in interpretation, administration, and development in Salem’s heritage industry for several years.
Her specific areas of historical interest include witchcraft and magic, the early modern Atlantic World, and seventeenth-century architecture. Alyssa lives in southern New Hampshire with her husband Ryan, her son William, and their three cats, Jonah, Henry, and Charlie.
When: Tuesday, October 26, 2021. 7pm on Zoom*
Tickets: $5 for members**, $7 non-members
*You will receive the Zoom meeting link and information two days before the event and the morning of October 26th.
The Jamaica Plain Tuesday Club is a community-based educational and social organization dedicated to improving the lives of our neighbors through historical, cultural and educational activities. The Club, founded in 1896, preserves the historic Loring-Greenough House (built in 1760) and its grounds for the people of Jamaica Plain. For more information please visit www.loring-greenough.org
**Individual Membership holders are entitled to one ticket at members-only price, Family Memberships can purchase two tickets at members-only price. All additional Tickets must be purchased at General Admission price.
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