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Saltonstall's Trial - One Man Stands in Defense of the Salem Witches

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Presented by The Community House of Hamilton and Wenham at Hamilton Wenham Community House, Hamilton MA

Nov 05 2017
Saltonstall's Trial - One Man Stands in Defense of the Salem Witches

Saltonstall’s Trial is the story of a man whose courage set the standard for one of America’s most important dynasties, and whose example has never been more important than today.

In 1692, as the Salem witch scare reached its apex, Nathaniel Saltonstall of Haverhill, Massachusetts, was appointed on a panel of judges tasked with trying dozens of pending witchcraft cases. It was a badge of honor and prestige to be appointed. Yet after only one trial, Nathaniel resigned in disgust at the court’s reliance on spectral evidence. Thereafter, he became one of the earliest and most vocal voices against the hysteria despite knowing his unpopular stance could threaten his career

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Tickets available at Black Box Lab at Stage284  or at Saltonstall BPT.  Advance Tickets $10.  Door tickets available $12. Fully handicap accessible.  Free parking.  Some local Councils on Aging may have a discount code for purchase at the ticket site.

Contact: 978-468-4818


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