310 1/2 Essex Street Salem, Massachusetts 978.744.8815
2017 Calendar of Events
March 26th, 2017-Salem Women's History Day
The Witch House will be presenting a lecture by Dr. Emily Murphy on Thursday March 23, 2017. This talk
will focus on Sarah and Mary Narbonne, who lived in the Narbonne House, part of the Salem Maritime
National Historic Site, in the nineteenth century.
Location: The First Church in Salem, UU 316 Essex Street Time: 6:00 p.m. Cost: Free
The Witch House will feature an exhibit exploring the history of International Women’s Day, first
celebrated in 1909. There will be a Salem Women’s History Day self-guided Scavenger Hunt available
on the Witch House website, www.witchhouse.info.
Location: 310 1/2 Essex Street Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
The Witch House is also very pleased to present History Alive, Inc.'s Travail. Travail takes the audience on a tour of medical practice in New England
over the last 300 years, specifically the history of women's heath, obstetrical care and birth customs. It follows the struggle of a traditional midwife,
whom we first meet in the 18th century as she endeavors to practice her inherited vocation in the increasingly flooded field of male, professionalized,
European-trained doctors, to the present, where she sits on the periphery of standardized obstetrics.
While the majority of the characters are composits of real historical figures who bear similarities to each other across the centuries, one woman will
sound especially familiar to locals. Lydia Pinkham, whose face was the first to appear on a label of a commercially produced product , was a Lynn
resident. There is a well-baby clinic named after her on Derby Street, downtown Salem.
Location: 310 1/2 Essex Street Time: 3:00 Free with admission.
June 8th, 2017-Saving Africa's Witch Children: A
Documentary Screening: Join us for a screening of the documentary Saving Africa's Witch Children and learn
more about how the lives of children are being endangered due to witchcraft superstitions in our modern day world. This is an escalating crisis that
deserves our attention. Screening will be at Salem Witch Museum 19 1/2 Washington Square Salem, Ma. 7:00pm-9:00 pm. This event is free but
donations are strongly encouraged. All donations go to Safe Child Africa.
June 9th, 2017-Elderflower Physick: Join us for an amazing evening at Pioneer Village, 98
West Ave. 6:00pm to 8:00 pm. We will be featuring an event titled Elderflower Physick: An Evening of Compassion and Empathy benefitting Safe
Child Africa in their efforts to protect children accused of witchcraft. Teas, tinctures, infusions, cordials, confection remedies, recipes, samples and
demonstrations will be shared. All featuring elderflower for its reputation as a symbol of compassion and empathy. Fireside tales of the elder tree's
mysterious folklore to end the evening! Event is free though donations are encouraged. Space is limited.
July 22nd, 2017 Family Hearth and Field-details tba
September 9th & 10th-Salem Spice Festival-details tba
October Events-To Be Announced