I am Kim Driscoll, Mayor of Salem, Massachusetts, America’s Witch City – Ask Me Anything!
Happy Halloween, Reddit!
I’ve been Mayor of Salem, MA for eight years. Our vibrant and historic city of 40k residents draws nearly 350,000 visitors in October, with 100,000 of them arriving today – Halloween!
While our month-long “Haunted Happenings” festival (www.hauntedhappenings.org) is a family-friendly celebration of fun, Fall, and Halloween, we’re also sensitive to the history behind our City and commemorate the legacies and lessons of 1692 at our historic sites, with the annual Salem Award for Human Rights, and through educational programs at our museums and theater.
UPDATE (1:13pm): Thanks for all the great questions! I have to sign off now. Have a happy and safe Halloween, everyone!