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March 2, 2020
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hampton History Museum
120 Old Hampton Lane
Hampton, VA 23669
Museum members free; non-members $5.
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Witchcraft in Colonial Virginia

Monday, March 2, 2020

Join military and social historian, author, and Emmy Award–winning screenwriter Carson Hudson for an exploration of witchcraft in Colonial Virginia. Hear of women wrongly accused of consorting with the supernatural. While the witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Mass., in 1692 was significant, fascination with it has tended to overshadow the historical records of other persecutions throughout early America. Colonial Virginians shared a common belief in the supernatural with their northern neighbors. The 1626 case of Joan Wright, the first woman to be accused of witchcraft in British North America, began Virginia’s own witch craze. Utilizing surviving records, local historian Carson Hudson narrates these fascinating stories.