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The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming

The Salem Witch Trials Reckoning and Reclaiming

Oct 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am - Jan 22, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

New-York Historical Society
70 Central Park West at 77th Street
New York, NY

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Suggested Ages: All, Adult Friendly

$22/adults, $6/ages 5-13, free/ages 4 & under

Even after 300 years, remain a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history.

Explore the real lives the Salem’s witch trials of 1692-93 – those accused of witchcraft, their accusers, and those who defended them in an immersive exhibition. Highlights include John Proctor’s brass sundial, Rebecca Putnam’s loom, 17th-century account of the trials, and creative responses from Salem descendants. Snap a photo in an immersive tarot space with moveable elements. See fashion designer Alexander McQueen’s 2007 gown, inspired by his ancestor who was executed as a witch in July 1692. Meet modern-day-witches in portraits from a series by a descendant from one of the presiding trial judges.

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Wednesday–Thursday 11 am – 5 pm
Friday 11 am–8 pm (pay-what-you-wish 6-8 pm)
Saturday–Sunday 11 am – 5 pm


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