OMSH Halloween-themed fundraiser to include discussion of historical witchcraft accusations

October 3, 2022 | 12:09 am

Updated October 2, 2022 | 7:05 pm

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The Owensboro Museum of Science and History is continuing their new fundraising series with “History Served Up, Halloween Style!” set to take place October 21. The event includes dinner, door prizes, and a historical discussion about how American women were sometimes accused of witchcraft due to their actions as healers and midwives.

The event will be held at The Brew Bridge and runs from 5:50-7 p.m. with the presentation starting at 6. Tickets are $30 and include dinner, an appetizer, and a pumpkins spice beer.

The discussion is titled BeWitched: Women as Purveyors of the Medical, Mystical and Magical in America.

Associate Professor of history Matt Alschbach will discuss “the historic roles that American women played as doctors, healers and midwives, and how their actions were sometimes interpreted as witchcraft by the religious authorities, men in positions of power, and even friends, neighbors and family.”

For questions or tickets, call OMSH at 270-687-2732.

October 3, 2022 | 12:09 am

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