Salem Witch Trials

Historian Kathy Wilson will give a presentation about the Salem Witch Trials on Saturday, October 27 at 2:00 PM in the Marshalltown Public Library’s meeting rooms.

In 1692 more than 200 people were accused of witchcraft in Salem, Massachusetts; 20 were executed. Why? What happened to create such hysteria? Were the accusers possessed? Experiencing delusions caused by eating spoiled grain? Discover the real story behind the behind the Salem Witch Trials at our October 27 presentation.

A professional historian and educator, Kathy Wilson believes learning about the past can be fun as well as interesting. To prove that point, she draws on more than 20 years of experience to create programs that engage and entertain as well as educate her audiences.

Ms. Wilson received her BA in History from Bemidji State University in Minnesota, before traveling to England where she completed her Masters at the University of York. She is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Iowa and specializes in 18th and 19th-century British-American social history. Her dissertation investigates the role of kinship networks in the social transformations of Catholic families, 1760-1850.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the library’s website at or call the library’s Information Desk at 641-754-5738 ext. 4.

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Date(s) - Saturday, October 27, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Marshalltown Public Library