This memorial is well done and well kept, really heart breaking when you think of what happened and what a sad time in history this really was. The many innocents who were wrongfully accused and tortured. The memorial is across the street from where they were publicly accused; the original site of the Salem Village Meeting House, where most of the witchcraft trials were held before moving to Salem proper. The memorial was completed in 1992 and is a magnificent sight. The memorial granite wall has the names of the accused engraved along with their origin and quotes of innocence and there is a large granite monument to the front entitled the Book of Life with two large steel leg shackles. There's also a smaller granite monument to the front showing the patrons and sponsors of this memorial. Danvers was originally Salem Village before changing it's name; where the 1692 witch hysteria started. When I visited, less than two weeks ago, I was told that the reason for changing the name is because they didn't want to be acknowledged as where the witch hysteria begun due to their mistakes and wrongful accusations; although written research suggests other reasons as well.
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