Posted by Doc M on January 19, 2000 at 12:41:42:
In Reply to: Salem memorial posted by Myrrh on January 19, 2000 at 11:53:37:
: : PP and Goody Sandy -- have either one of you visited
: : the memorial for the 19 innocent people hanged as
: : witches in Salem? NOT the tacky Witch Museum -- this
: : is a lovely little garden with stone benches, each
: : bearing the name of one of the accused. I'm told
: : during the solstices people leave flowers and burn
: : candles on the benches, which I think is neat.
: I would love to visit this memorial some day, Doc.
: The Witch Museum is tacky, is it? If I ever get there, I'll take that in, too, tacky or not...fascinated by the whole scene.
: You live near there, Doc?
Wish I did. *sigh* Maybe someday. Some good friends of mine
live around there and when I visited them we went there.
And yes, the Witch Museum is truely tackamundo, but I liked
it anyway, even though my friends refused on the grounds
of good taste to go in with me. The Peabody-Essex museum
is THE place to go, though -- it has the original documents
from the 1692 trials. There's also a log cabin you can
see from that time period. Danvers, which is right next to
Salem, was originally called Salem Village, and that's
actually where all the accused people lived. According
to the guide books I read, a few of their houses are still
standing -- Rebecca Nurse's for one, and John Procter's
as well. When I go back in the spring we're going to try
to see them.
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