Witchcraft and the Experience of the Feminine in Early Biddeford
October 9 @ 7:00 pm
Women’s voices and the stories of their lives in early Biddeford are often silent. We get inklings of their lives through court records or indirectly through the letters and diaries of men.
Early Biddeford women had few legal rights or freedom. Married women couldn’t own property, sign legal documents, enter into a contract or keep any monies of her own. There were no laws to protect them from domestic violence. They were expected to run a household, take care of the farm animals and raise the children.
Who were these women? What do the court and historical records tell us about their lives and personalities? How prevalent were accusations of witchcraft in early Biddeford and were women tried for this crime?
Join us as we bring their voices and experience to life.