A Special Lecture: Witchcraft in Early Virginia

Venue: 
Historic Jamestowne
1368 Colonial Parkway
Jamestown, VA 23081
United States 1368 Colonial Parkway Jamestown 23081

Join historian Carson Hudson as he explores the often-misunderstood subject of witchcraft persecution in early Virginia. The witchcraft mania that swept through Salem, Massachusetts, in 1692 has tended to overshadow the historical record of witchcraft persecution in other colonies.

Colonial Virginians shared common beliefs of the existence of witches with the other English Colonies and throughout the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries there were several witchcraft inquiries. Hudson will discuss the beliefs and legal proceedings regarding witchcraft in early colonial Virginia, separating historical fact from historical fiction. Free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne