“The devil came to me and bid me serve him.” These words of confession sparked the Salem Witch Trials in 1692, igniting a series of accusations, interrogations, and executions that continue to entrance people to this day. Join us for an exploration of these fascinating trials, as well as a discussion of how the story of Salem and the portrayal of witches has developed over the past three centuries.
This is intended to be a fun, socializing virtual event. Prep a cocktail or a mocktail, kick back, and listen! Participants will be free to ask questions.
Registrants will be emailed the Zoom link one day prior to the event. This session will not be recorded.
Maya Rook is a historian and educator living in Rochester, NY. She holds an MA in American History from the University at Albany and blends critical insight with humor and empathy in her investigations of the dark, often absurd, aspects of the past. She is the direct descendant of a confessed witch from the Salem witch trials