Salem Witch Museum News

Reverend Increase Matther

[singlepic id=19 w=200 h=200 float=left]"It were better that ten suspected witches should escape, than that one innocent person should be condemned." INCREASE MATHER (1639-1723) An authoritative minister in Boston, President of Harvard College and close friend of Governor William Phips, his publication of Cases of Conscience illustrated his more moderate position on the witch trials.   He was also the father of Cotton Mather. Learn more about Increase Mather and the Salem Witch trials online.
Posted by Stacy on 09/29 at 12:07 PM Permalink

Shaquille O'Neal Visits the Salem Witch Museum

We have always been blessed to have some of the best visitors in the world, from all over the world!  As kind, insightful, intelligent and interesting as they are, most go through our museum and around Salem without crowds of people following them.  Though his visit to the Salem Witch Museum was low-key,  Shaquille O'Neal could hardly remain anonymous as he toured downtown Salem on Saturday.  He's clearly accustomed to being recognized and deals with the attention gracefully, so he posed for photos with fans throughout Salem.  One of the greatest names in basketball, Shaq is also one of the most sizable guys; but we are now among his biggest fans! For a full recount and photos, please check out the Salem News article here.
Posted by Stacy on 09/28 at 11:15 AM Permalink