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Tour of "The Salem Witch Trials" exhibition at the New-York Historical Society

  • Saturday, January 21, 2023
  • 11:30 AM
  • Membership Desk at The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, at the corner of 77th Street

The front of the New York Historical Society from Central Park West. | Photo credit: Jon Wallen

Join us for a private docent-led tour of the current exhibition The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming at the New-York Historical Society on Saturday, January 21st.  From 1692–1693, more than 200 residents of Salem, Massachusetts were accused of witchcraft. The trials led to the executions of 20 people, most of them women, and the deaths in prison of at least five more. The new exhibit, which features handwritten letters, petitions of innocence from the accused and other rare documents, reexamines this moment in American history through a contemporary viewpoint, exploring how mass hysteria can lead to fatal injustice. 

What's included with admission? Full-day Museum admission, individual vouchers for reduced Regular Admission tickets on a future visit, a 10% discount at the Museum Store, and access to films We Rise and New York Story (pending availability). 

This is an in-person event, limited to 20 people (please note this is open to A.R.T. Members only). The cost to participate is $5 per person. Please meet the group leader at the Membership Desk at 11:45AM (the tour will begin promptly at noon).

Salem’s legal proceedings came to an abrupt halt in October 1692 as the mounting death toll alongside widespread chaos provoked a prevailing sense that the trials had gone too far. | Photograph: Courtesy of New-York Historical Society.

Subways: Take the C to 81st Street. We're also a 12-minute walk from the 72nd Street station for the 1, 2, and 3 trains at Broadway at 72nd Street. 

Questions? communications@nycarchivists.org

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