In light of 2020, the Salem Museum needed to make some changes as to its presentation of its annual Ghost Walk. Rather than having its normal tour along the cemeteries of Salem the museum decided that it would be safer to have the Ghost Walk in the form of a play. My supervisor Alex Burke, played himself as he introduced local historical figures as if they were ghosts coming up to the world of the living for an annual get together. This year was not only the annual Ghost Walk, but also the 300th Birthday of local Salem celebrate General Andrew Lewis. The overall plot of the performance was the celebration of General Lewis’ birthday by means of other local figures presenting him with gifts as he told his life story. Other “Ghosts” also gave some historical insight to Salem as early as the 1700’s to as recent as the 1930’s.
I helped set up the location and hand out tickets along with other volunteers. A few of my friends even came to the performance and I think overall it was both enjoyable for the audience and a successful event.