Smithsonian Voices

From the Smithsonian Museums

Why This Monument Offers Some Humanity to the Tragedy of the Salem Witch Trials

Now, 330 years after the executions, visitors to this seaside city will find a simple, peaceful memorial next to an aged colonial graveyard

A young girl poses outside a building, wearing a dark coat, layers of skirts, and a kerchief over her hair, holding a broom in one hand and a kettle in the other. Black-and-white photo.

The Swedish Witch Trials Teach Us How to Confront Dark Heritage