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Salem Witch Trials - The three main women were collected and publicly questioned on March 1, 1692 at the village meeting house. Tibitua immediately confessed to dealings with the devil -- everyone else denied it. They were ordered held at Boston jail. Those who confessed were eventually released, but women like Sarah Good, who admitted no wrongdoing, were among the first to be executed. She cursed her judges on the way to the gallows.

Salem Witch Trials

A summons to appear in one of the Salem witch trials

Written testimony of Mary Warren against Bridget Bishop in 1692 Salem witch trials

In 1692, Susannah Martin was an innocent woman who was executed for witchcraft during the Salem witch trials. Her Memorial Plaque reads: "Here stood the house of Susanna Martin. An honest, hardworking, Christian woman. Accused as a witch, tried and executed at Salem, July 19, 1692. A martyr of superstition."

Witch Trials - The Giles Cory Marker on Crystal Lake in Peabody, Massachusetts, in the midst of what was previously Corey’s 150-acre property. - The only victim of the Salem Witch Trials to have died as a result of torture on September 19, 1692. Cory, whose wife Martha would hang three days later, was generally cantankerous, over eighty years old, and a wealthy landower. He refused to cooperate with his torturers and is even said to have asked for “more weight”.

Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum (Salem, Massachusetts) - which is under construction this year.

The House of the Seven Gables - Salem, MA

Deborah Butterfield sculpture - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Deborah Butterfield sculpture - Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Derby-Beebe Summer House - Salem, Massachusetts. This structure is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum. (It is the Derby Summer House - a tea house for the ladies.)

The 17th-Century Corwin House (AKA The Witch House) was home to Witch Trial Judge Jonathan Corwin. It is the only structure in Salem still standing that has direct ties to the Trials of 1692.

Mark your calendar for the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, opening June 16, 2012.

Shapeshifting, an awesome exhibition of Native American art at the @Peabody Essex Museum (PEM), closes on April 29, 2012. Don't miss it!

Hawthorne Hotel - Salem, MA

Salem, MA @ Halloween...on my bucket list. Morning Glory B

The Salem Waterfront Hotel & Marina - Salem, MA

A room in the West House at the Salem Inn. It has a Jacuzzi, too!

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