Tour of "The Salem Witch Trials" exhibition at the New-York Historical Society
Saturday, January 21, 2023
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
The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming
New-York Historical Society
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
, and access to films
New York Story
This is an in-person event, limited to
(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
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.
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.