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Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum

The Nantucket Shipwreck & Lifesaving Museum was founded in 1968 and preserves the memory of Islanders who risked their lives to rescue people from the numerous shipwrecks that have taken place around the Island of Nantucket. The museum is owned by the Egan Maritime Institute. The museum has both permanent and changing exhibitions. Their galleries exhibit items from their collection ...
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Peabody Essex Museum – Salem, Massachusetts

Picture of the Main Entrance of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA

The Peabody Essex Museum has its origins in the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities,” by the East India Marine Society of Salem in 1799. Its original intent was to store a collection of objects collected by society members. In 1848, two other organizations, the Essex Historical Society (founded in 1821), and the Essex County Natural History ...
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Salem Witch Museum – Salem, Massachusetts

Picture of the Salem Witch Museum

Founded in 1972, the Salem Witch Museum brings you back to the 1692 hysteria that gripped Salem when over 100 people where tried and convicted of witchcraft, and 19 were hanged and 1 pressed to death. Visitors are treated to stage sets with life sized figures and narration that provide an overview of the witch trials that lasted from March ...
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