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Do you Believe in Magic? Tales of Witches and Witchcraft During the America...

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Rising Sun Inn, Historic Tavern and Museum

1090 Generals Highway

Crownsville, MD 21032

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Join us November 2, 2019, at 2:00 p.m., at the historic Rising Sun Inn
located at 1090 Generals Highway, Crownsville, when Dr. Robert Selig returns
to the Rising Sun Inn to present “Do you Believe in Magic? Tales of
Witches and Witchcraft during the American War of
Independence.”

Dogs that would not bark; horses that would not walk; women who turned
into animals at night -- the belief in the existence of witches and witchcraft
was widespread during the second half of the eighteenth century. Sometimes
these powers were employed in the cause of American Independence,
sometimes against it. Decades later veterans would record these super-
natural occurrences in their pension applications or tell them to people
collecting oral history accounts and traditions of the war.

Based on pension applications and accounts found in oral history collections
such as the Asa Fitch Papers, the McDonald Papers and the Draper Collection,
this lecture presents some of these events, looks into the medieval origins of
these beliefs, and places them into the historical context of the War of
Independence.

Admission is $12 for Friends of the Rising Sun Inn members and $15 for non-
members. Become a member when you register for this event and begin
receiving your member discount with this event.
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Rising Sun Inn, Historic Tavern and Museum

1090 Generals Highway

Crownsville, MD 21032

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