The Salem Witch Museum has told the story of the victims of the Salem witch trials of 1692 since the museum's founding in 1972. It is dedicated to bringing the larger issue of persecution and 'scapegoating' of all innocents to light through its exhibit "Witches: Evolving Perceptions" as well as through its educational outreach programs. Prominently located opposite the Salem Common, the museum prides itself on being a major attraction on Boston's historic North Shore.
The Salem Witch Museum website features a variety of videos to teach about eh Salem Witch Trials, to explain our historic building preservation and to spotlight travel websites' features on the museum.
Preserving Our Historic Building (Full page)
- Stone mason conservator Michael Davidson explains the patina construction of the 165 year old English Gothic building of The Salem Witch Museum.
- Michael Davidson explains the water damage to the triforium window of the 165 year old English Gothic building of The Salem Witch Museum.
- Roger Tremblay explains casting stone
- On Top of the Salem Witch Museum
- Repairing the Triforium Window
Kids' Questions About the Salem Witch Trials (Full page)
- What led to the Salem Witch Trials?
- What type of people were accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials?
- Were only women accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials?
- How were people accused of witchcraft in the Salem Witch Trials?
- What was a witchcake?
- How did the Salem Witch Court decide who was a witch?
- What happened to people convicted of witchcraft at the Salem Witch Trials?
- How did the Salem Witch Trials end?
- What is a witch hunt?
- How did Halloween begin?
Travel Websites' Features on the Salem Witch Museum (Full page)
- Greg Boghosian from iGetNewEngland.com visits the Salem Witch Museum in Salem, Massachusetts and gets a history lesson from museum director, Alison D'Amario
- Irish Radio Journalist Sean McCarthy (radioirish.com - The Irish Examiner Newspaper) speaks with Alison D'Amario