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Sharing a story of an accused witch on Halloween.

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David Allen Lambert

David Allen Lambert
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Question:  With Halloween this week I would like to know what only sources you can direct me to.  I am trying to explain to my twelve year old daughter about her unfortunate ancestor Rebecca Nurse who was hanged at Salem in 1692.  I thought to take a moment on Halloween to reflect on her ancestor, when many people think of candy I want her to learn a little about her relative.

 

Answer: I would highly recommend visiting the website - Salem Witch Trial, Documentary Archive and Transcription Project http://etext.virginia.edu/salem/witchcraft/   They have many of the documents connected with Rebecca Nurse's trial, as well as the proceeding for the other victims and accused persons.  I would also suggest taking your daughter to the Rebecca Nurse homestead in Danvers.  This 17th century home is still standing is a wonderful way to experience the life of Rebecca first hand - http://www.rebeccanurse.org/


Posted by David Lambert at 10/31/2011 09:40:11 AM | 


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