Old Berwick Historical Society - Historical Programs for the public

The Old Berwick Historical Society of South Berwick, Maine, invites you to join us for our history lectures and activities.  For programs at Berwick Academy, we meet in the Arts Center. Please take Fogg Entrance #2 and use the parking lot at the top of the hill.  For more information, please write This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

7:30 pm - Berwick Academy Arts Center

Storm of Witchcraft The Salem witch trials resulted in part from a panic over the destruction of Berwick and other Maine settlements during King William's War.  Dr. Emerson "Tad" Baker will highlight the stories of several war refugees from Maine who were participants in the trials, including Wells minister George Burroughs, who was executed for witchcraft.  One afflicted girl, Mercy Short, lost her family during the Salmon Falls Raid, and another, Sarah Churchwell, lived much of her adult life in present-day South Berwick. READ MORE

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