Hundreds of Salem Witch Trials documents get new home

In this image provided by the Peabody Essex Museum, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, PEM's Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO, left,...

January 21, 2023
1:24 AM

In this image provided by the Peabody Essex Museum, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, PEM's Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Executive Director and CEO, left, and Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Chief Justice Kimberly S. Budd pose with Salem Witch Trial documents from 1692 at the Massachusetts Archives in Boston. Hundreds of court documents from Salem Witch Trials are being transferred from the museum, where they have been stored for more than four decades, to the newly expanded Judicial Archives facility.

MARK PRATT