at the Salem Museum
The Gordon College Institute for Public History will offer four non-credit courses in Fall 2013, on the following topics:
The Salem Witch Trials
Format and Location
Courses consist of eight classes, once a week, beginning the first week of September for eight consecutive weeks. These two-hour classes take place at The Salem Museum at Old Town Hall, Salem, MA.
The first class of each course is free! The cost to continue the full course (8 classes) is $120 for Salem residents and $240 for other members of the public.
To sign up, please email mary-ellen.smileygordon.edu or contact Professor David Goss at 978.867.4862.
Once you are ready, register and pay for a full course here.
The Salem Witch Trials: Causes and Effects
Teacher: Prof. K. David Goss
Director, the Institute for Public History, History department, Gordon College, Wenham, MA.
An examination of the events leading up to the Salem witchcraft episode including an analysis of current interpretations of why the trials happened.
Mondays, 6–8 p.m., September 9–October 28, 2013
Antique Collecting: Knowing What to Collect and Why
Teacher: Mary-Ellen Smiley, M. Ed.
Curator of the Salem Museum, Salem, MA
Former Curator of teh Wenham Museum, Wenham, MA
Discover the value of your family treasures, how to take care of them, and what to do if you want to sell them.
Tuesdays, 6–8 p.m., September 3–October 22, 2013
Caring For Your Family Archives
Teacher: Carol Mori, M.B.A.
Archivist for the Patton Family Project, Hamilton, MA
How to care for and store your treasured family papers, photographs and ephemera for future generations.
Wednesdays, 6–8 p.m., September 4–October 23, 2013
Tracing Your Family
Teacher: Myron Schirer-Suter, Ed.D.
Director of Library Services, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
This course is designed to prepare individuals to trace their own family history, using the latest techniques in genealogy.
Thursdays, 6–8 p.m., September 5–October 24, 2013