Tag: Bridget Bishop

Treasures of the court house

The Supreme Judicial Court celebrated its 325th anniversary in Salem in January. Previously known as the Superior Court of Judicature, this high court took over after the Court of Oyer and Terminer was dismissed by Governor William Phips in the

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Salem: The perils of denial in an age of preservation

The Salem of today is a vibrant city—upbeat, artsy, multicultural, progressive. That vibrancy comes from people who are willing to make their world a little better. Take, for example, Caroline Emmerton (1866-1942) who not only preserved the House of the

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Salem witch trials’ 325th anniversary year in review

The year 2017 marked the 325th anniversary of the Salem witch trials in which 19 people were found guilty of witchcraft and were hanged between June and September 1692.  Lessons and legacies of 1692 symposium On June 10, the anniversary

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Which Bishop? The one that got away

One of my reasons for creating the Witches of Massachusetts Bay website is to right the wrongs. Even though it’s been 325 years since the witch trials, the topic is still popular and relevant in our society. That’s why new

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