November 29, 2010
Celebrating the North Shore's rich history, and under the leadership of Dr. Cliff Hersey and Professor David Goss, Gordon's Institute for Public History launched a series of high-profile Thursday night lectures in Salem. A film crew from C-SPAN captured the first, which aired December 18 and 19 pm the C-SPAN channel but are available online as well.
The Old Town Hall Lectures (located at 32 Derby Square in Salem) began Thursday, November 18, with Richard Francis, author of The Salem Witch Trials and the Forming of a Conscience, discussing Judge Sewall’s public apology for his role in the trials. Francis taught American Studies at Manchester (England) University. Salem's Mayor Kim Driscoll, Gordon's Provost Mark Sargent and others were on hand to launch the series.
The next lecture will be Thursday, December 16, at 7:30 p.m., and features Emerson (Tad) Baker of Salem State University. Baker will offer an illustrated lecture and book signing on the topic "Witchcraft and Conflict in Early New England."
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