Presented by Daniel Gagnon, Historian
When: February 9, 2020 (Sunday), 2:00 pm
Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Smith Barn, Felton Street, Peabody, MA
Memorialization of George Jacobs Sr. and Rebecca Nurse after the 1692 Witch Trials. Mr. Gagnon will trace the story of how the Nurse family and the Danvers community constructed the first memorial to anyone executed for witchcraft in the United States. However, the descendants of George Jacob Sr. did not erect a headstone over his grave. Learn how Danvers (formerly Salem Village) began to acknowledge its role in the witch hunt hysteria even before the City of Salem did.