Though the Salem trials of 1692 are today one of the most famous in the Western world, they were far from the largest or deadliest. Nearly two decades before Salem, the Torsåker parish in Sweden was overtaken by a terrible witchcraft panic. In just one day in 1675, 71 people were beheaded and burned at the stake. By the time these tragic events came to an end, Sweden had experienced the largest witch-hunt in the country’s history.
Join us on Sunday June 5th for a virtual presentation given by Maria Nordlund, the foremost expert in the witch trials that took place in the village of Torsåker, Sweden. Maria is an archeologist and researcher with a long career at the Västernorrlands museum.
We are thrilled to be working in collaboration with the Witch Museum in Hola, Sweden. This will be a reciprocal presentation following a lecture given by our Education Department about the Salem witch trial.This free virtual event will take place on Zoom at 11:00 am Eastern Standard Time on Sunday, June 5th. Registration is not required to attend the event. The Zoom information will be posted the day before the event!