Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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Spotlight Talk: Balch Bedrooms


In 1690, two years before the Salem Witch Trials, David Balch accused Dorcas Hoar of being a witch and afflicting him in this very room. Did this incident all but guarantee Dorcas would be found guilty of witchcraft in 1692? Come and decide for yourself. Free with admission

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Witches and Bitches: The Badass Women of Beverly Walking Tour


Sweet little old lady?  Think again!  Looks can be deceiving. Beverly’s long history is chock full of women who stole from the clergy, sat on their neighbors in church, cleverly confessed to practicing witchcraft to escape the gallows, and evicted a sitting United States president. When you think of a witch, what kind of person do […]

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Book Group: “A Storm of Witchcraft”


RESCHEDULED. Join author Dr. Emerson Baker of Salem State University for a lively discussion about his book A Storm of Witchcraft, The Salem Trials and the American Experience. Learn about Hale Farm’s connection to the Salem Witch Trials and the complexities of this dark period of history. All books are available on amazon.com or at your […]

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Witch Stories by Candlelight


We invite you to listen to tales of some very strange characters as you explore one of Beverly’s oldest houses. Take a guided tour by candlelight of Hale Farm, established in Beverly in 1694, and hear stories of the folks that lived in the area and the farm’s connection to the witch hysteria of Salem. […]

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