CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS May 2015
May 30 and May 31: Salem 1692 Class and Walking Tour
The infamous Salem witch trials began during the spring of 1692, after a group of young girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts, claimed to be possessed by the devil and accused several local women of witchcraft. As a wave of hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, a special court convened in Salem to hear the cases; the first convicted witch, Bridget Bishop, was hanged that June. Eighteen others followed Bishop to Salem’s Gallows Hill, while some 150 more men, women and children were accused over the next several months.
Part 1:Saturday May 30: 4-6pm: Lecture and open discussion will cover this dark period in American History
Part 2: Sunday, May 31: We have scheduled a private 90 minute walking tour of Salem with the award winning Hocus Pocus Tours, from 1:30 -3pm.
Our Tour includes:
Salem’s Oldest Burying Ground
Possibly the second oldest burying ground in America, the Old Burying point contains some of Salem’s most famous and infamous residents including: a handing judge from the witch craft court of 1692.
In operation for almost 180 years, the Salem jail is an almost medieval facility that housed the Boston strangler as well as other local criminals.
A Restaruant's Spirited Drinks Mixer
A Salem restaurant is home to a signature drink named after a ghostly apparition.
Find out the story behind the beverage and one of Salem's most unusual dining tables.
Witch Trial Memorial
A moving and poignant stop, the Witch Trial Memorial is a place of reflection
and a marker to a 300-year-old tragedy that still haunts Salem’s inhabitants today.
In order to keep our tour private, Magick School has paid for 10 tourists.
This means that if we have 6 or 9 we still paid for 10.
“Witch” is fine, but the more the merrier !
Cost for class and Tour, is $30. (Tour ticket $16)
As we get closer to this event, we can determine a meeting place in Salem,
carpooling or taking the commuter rail together (how fun!)