More About Witchcraft Victims’ Memorial

The memorial features a granite Bible box and book, with a pair of large scale reproduction metal shackles. Blacksmith Curtis M. White, staff member of the Saugus Ironworks National Park and resident overseer of the Rebecca Nurse Homestead in 1992, hand-forged the chains.

 

Behind the Bible box is a three-panel granite wall on which are inscribed the names of those who died, along with the date and circumstance of each death and the town of each victim’s origin. Also inscribed on the walls on each side are quotations from eight of the accused, including this from Elizabeth How (alternate spelling Howe): “If it was the last moment I was to live, God knows I am innocent…”