You are invited into the exhibit space by a picture of Macbeth's three witches, examples of the stereotype. Next you see nine images on a wall - all can be labeled "witch" but by their variety you conclude that file definition of the word has changed as our beliefs and customs have evolved. The images range from the witch in Hansel and Gretel to the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz to Joan of Arc and John and Elizabeth Proctor of the Salem trials.
How have these changes occurred? Come learn more at the Salem Witch Museum.
Because there is confusion about the meaning of the word "witch," our new exhibit examines the changing interpretations over time while also looking at the stereotype, the practice of witchcraft today and most importantly the phenomenon of witch hunting.