The Rebecca Nurse Homestead Museum, chosen as one of the most significant historical sites in the nation, will participate in a new national event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Aug. 1, “America’s Summer Roadtrip.”
This day-long virtual event will offer 12 live tours from 12 historic sites across the country. Due to closures and travel restrictions related to the pandemic, this program will allow viewers to experience significant American historic sites that they might not be able to visit in person. All tours will be broadcast at https://AmericasSummerRoadtrip.org.
The Rebecca Nurse Homestead in Danvers, at that time known as “Salem Village,” is the only home of a victim of the 1692 Salem Village Witch-Hunt that is preserved and open to the public. A well-respected church member, Nurse ended up being accused of witchcraft in 1692, and 39 neighbors signed a petition in her defense after she was accused, but she was nevertheless found guilty and executed on July 19, 1692. Nurse also features as a character in Arthur Miller’s 1953 play “The Crucible.”