"Wickedly & Maliciously:" Mehitable Warren and Witchcraft in Plymouth
Mon, Oct 29, 2012
Venue: Pilgrim Hall Museum
75 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360Contact:
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Looking for a new witch hunt this Halloween? There's no better way to prepare for the holiday than by spending an eerie October evening learning about local witchcraft cases. The word "witch" often brings to mind the 1692 witchcraft hysteria in Salem, but there were numerous lesser known witchcraft accusations throughout New England and Massachusetts. According to a 1708/9 document in the Archives of Pilgrim Hall Museum, Mehitable Wilder Warren, a Plymouth woman, was accused of being a witch. The original document will be on display from early September through the end of December in the exhibit Written, Printed, and Drawn: Rarities of Plymouth's Past. Mehitable Warren's court case has surprising connections to the Salem Witchcraft trials. And the Warren case was not the Plymouth area's only witchcraft case, there were two Seventeenth Century witchcraft accusations. Find out how these Plymouth cases fit in with New England witchcraft hysteria in the late 17th and early 18th centuries on Monday October 29 at 7pm for the lecture "Wickedly & Maliciously": Mehitable Warren and Witchcraft in Plymouth given by the Pilgrim Hall Museum's Weekend Manager and Curatorial Intern Emily Czirr. Don't miss this chance to learn about these hidden witches in Plymouth history.