Salem's Most Visited Museum

Salem Witch Museum

Twenty innocent people were put to death during the Witch Hysteria of 1692.
History made them famous... we make them real!

Just in Time for Haunted Happenings

Lies in the Dust

A Tale of Remorse

from the Salem Witch Trials

Wednesday, October 15
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North
Salem, MA


Author Jakob Crane and artist Tim Decker will talk about the making of their new graphic novel, Lies in the Dust: A Tale of Remorse from the Salem Witch Trials. They will do a brief reading, talk about their research and motivation, and answer questions about their unique young adult novel, which tells the story of Ann Putnam Jr. She was the only girl to show any public remorse for her role in sending 24 people to their death, writing a letter of apology fourteen years after the trials.  

Light seasonal refreshments will be served. All ages welcome!


Meet Editor & Author

Katherine Howe

We're happy to report (but sad if you can't come) that Katherine Howe's event is completely booked. We suggest that you come two weeks from now to our book talk on  Ann Putnam Jr.  


Thursday, October 2, 2014
7 - 8:30pm
Salem Witch Museum
19 1/2 Washington Square North,
Salem, MA 01970



The Penguin Book of Witches is an original collection of chilling real-life accounts of accused witches, from medieval Europe through colonial America. From a manual for witch hunters written by King James in 1597 to court documents from the Salem Witch Trials to newspaper coverage of a woman stoned to death on the streets of Philadelphia while the continental Congress met, this book is a treasury of historical accounts of accused witches that sheds light on the reality behind the legend.

Katherine Howe is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, The House of Velvet and Glass, and the young-adult novel Conversion, a modern-day retelling of The Crucible set in a Massachusetts prep school. She teaches in the American Studies program at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.