Conversation with a Curator: Grace Sherwood: The History Behind the Legend (FREE)

Calendar   Lynnhaven House

Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center
4409 Wishart Rd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455

Date Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Duration   1h

The Virginia Beach History Museums (VBHM) are hosting a “Conversation with a Curator” on Thursday, Oct. 13, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Lynnhaven Colonial Education Center, 4409 Wishart Rd., featuring a lecture from a visiting history professor about the legend of Grace Sherwood, also known as “the Witch of Pungo.”

People have shared stories about Sherwood ever since she was ducked in Lynnhaven Bay during her trial for witchcraft in 1706. Using colonial records, the lecture will dive into the history behind the stories, the life of Sherwood and her accusers, and why many thought she was a witch.

VBHM will be joined by Scott Moore, a Virginia Beach native and associate professor of history at Eastern Connecticut State University, who is currently writing a book about her history and legend.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Advanced registration is not required, but seating is limited. Please email or call 757-385-5100 if you have questions about this event.

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