Thursday, January 19th | 7:00pm-8:30pm | History Happy Hour: Tituba of the Salem Witch Trials

Tituba is one of the most well known yet least understood figures of the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. She was the first to confess and one of the last people to be released from prison before she disappeared into the historical record. Since the trials, our understanding of Tituba has shapeshifted many times and the truth of her life seems almost impossible to pin down. So who exactly was Tituba? Together during this online class, we will piece together what we do know about this critical player in the witch trials, as well as consider the many ways she has been presented in popular culture over the years.

Please note: While we're not able provide a beverage for you as this class is online, we encourage students to grab their favorite beverage - alcoholic or non-alcoholic - to enjoy during this virtual happy hour.

This class is appropriate for ages 16+.

This class will take place online through Zoom. Links for Zoom classes will be sent 1 hour before the start of class. If you do not receive your link, please check your spam or submit an email through our contact page.

Live subtitles will be available upon request during this class. If you would like to request a sign language interpreter, please fill out our contact form. Please also let us know if you have any preferences (seating, vision access, etc).

About the teacher:
Maya Rook is a cultural historian, college educator, and yoga instructor who has been offering History Happy Hour classes with Rochester Brainery since 2018. Her business, Illusory Time, offers a variety of in-person and virtual events that include explorations into a range of popular and obscure historical topics, as well as meditative and magical practices. Participants have described Maya’s approach as welcoming, vibrant, creative, playful, humorous, delightful, informative, and fun. You will walk away with new knowledge, a deeper connection to yourself and others, and some fresh magic in how you view the world around you. She currently lives in Mid-Coast Maine.

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