I love the brochure of the Corwin House/Witch House that I picked up when in Salem.
Taken from there (www.salemweb.com/witchhouse)
"The Witch Trials"
in 1692, a wave of witchcraft accusations engulfed Salem and neighboring communities. As a local magistrate and civic leader, Corwin was called upon to investigate the claims of diabolical activity. He and JOhn Hathorne performed a number of the initial examinations of accused withces. Corwin also served on the Court of Oyer and Terminer, which ultimately sent nineteen to the gallows. All maintained teir innocence until their deaths.
"About the Museum"
The house remained in the Corwin family until the mid-1800s. Later, an apothecary opened up a shop on the first floor, expanding the house once again. In 1944, the threatened destruction of the Witch House inspired anew wave of restoration in Salem. Concerned citizens raise $42500 to move and restore the building. The museum officially opened to the public in 1948.
i love it.
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