The Salem Witch Trials Memorial

The Salem Witch Trials Memorial (HM1M36)

Location: Salem, MA 01970 Essex County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 31.257', W 70° 53.501'

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In 1692, nearly two hundred people in the Salem area were accused of witchcraft, then considered a crime. Twenty of the accused were tried and executed - victims of fear, superstition, and a court system that failed to protect them.
This memorial was created to honor the memory of these twenty victims and to remind us of the enduring lessons of human rights learned from the tragedy of the witch trials. It was designed by architect Jim Cutler and artist Maggie Smith and dedicated in 1992 by Elie Wiesel.
Every year the Salem Award for Human Rights and Social Justice is given to an individual or organization that speaks out and takes action for human rights and social justice. The first award was presented to GregAlan Williams at the 1992 dedication.
Only if we remember will we be worthy of redemption.
- Elie Weisel
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In Remembrance
Hanged, June 10, 1692
Bridget Bishop, Salem
Hanged, July 19, 1692
Sarah Good, Salem Village
Rebecca Nurse, Salem Village
Susannah Martin, Amesbury
Elizabeth Howe, Ipswich
Sarah Wildes, Topsfield
Hanged, August 19, 1692
George Burroughs, Wells, Maine
John Proctor, Salem Village
John Willard, Salem Village
George Jacobs, Andover
Martha Carrier, Andover
Pressed, September 19, 1692
Giles Corey, Salem Farms
Hanged, September 22, 1692
Martha Corey, Salem Farms
Mary Easty, Topsfield
Alice Parker, Salem
Ann Pudeator, Salem
Margaret Scott, Rowley
Wilmot Redd, Marblehead
Mary Parker, Andover
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Please treat this sacred space, its walls and walkways, with respect and care.
Photos: Tina Koutsos-Jordan & Carolyn McGuire
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HM NumberHM1M36
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Date Added Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 344617 N 4709353
Decimal Degrees42.52095000, -70.89168333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 31.257', W 70° 53.501'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 31' 15.42" N, 70° 53' 30.06" W
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Area Code(s)978, 781, 617
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 39 Charter St, Salem MA 01970, US
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