Worksop, Witches and a Place in American History: the Life of Richard Bernard with Adrian Gray

  • October 24, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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Join as as we connect via Zoom with Cambridge-educated historian Adrian Gray for an exploration of Rhode Island's connections to notorious English witch hunter, Richard Bernard. The father of Roger William's wife Mary, Bernard is best-known for his authoritative guide on witches, including how a good and bad witch may be known, evicted, and condemned. Bernard included a life full of controversy and conflict and left a legacy that may have influenced Rhode Island being the only colony with no accusations of witchcraft.

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Tue, Oct 24, 2023 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.