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LIC Forum - Salem Witch Trial

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Mon Oct 5 2015, 7:00 pm

The Salem Witch Trial is one of the nation’s most notorious cases of mass hysteria.

It remains a vivid cautionary tale about the dangers of isolationism, religious extremism, false accusations and lapses in due process.

Genealogist and historian Leslie Wickham is a descendant of Sarah Cloyce, one of those accused of witchcraft in Salem.

Two of Sarah’s sisters, Rebecca Nurse (portrayed in the Crucible) and Mary Eastey were among those executed.

This program is supported by public funds from the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Additional support provided by the membership of the Greater Astoria Historical Society.

Fee: $5.00 (GAHS Members: Free!)