7:00 pm (Counting House Museum)
Celebrate the new exhibits "Our Stories: Life in Tatnic" and "Brave New World: The Wireless Age Begins," and stay for a fun evening of songs presented by award-winning folk singer and songwriter Cormac McCarthy. For Old Berwick Historical Society members; new members are welcome.
A one-hour walk will explore this 200-year-old cemetery tucked away in a quiet corner of South Berwick Village. Hear stories of a captain named Elijah Ricker who died at sea in 1826, a young soldier named Alfred W. Hart struck down by disease in the Civil War, and many others. Learn how in 1890 South Berwick citizens raised funds to place the Town Clock in the church steeple, one of only five Stevens town clocks still remaining in Maine in their original locations.
7:30 pm - Berwick Academy Arts Center
The Salem witch trials resulted in part from a panic over the destruction of Berwick and other Maine settlements during King William's War. Dr. Emerson "Tad" Baker will highlight the stories of several war refugees from Maine who were participants in the trials, including Wells minister George Burroughs, who was executed for witchcraft. One afflicted girl, Mercy Short, lost her family during the Salmon Falls Raid, and another, Sarah Churchwell, lived much of her adult life in present-day South Berwick.