Emily Dickinson’s poignant poem on Witchcraft is printed on our exclusive 11 ounce black ceramic mug. The haunting text is surrounded by luminous stars from a tarot deck in the New-York Historical collection. Produced to accompany the exhibition The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning & Reclaiming.
Witchcraft was hung, in History,
But History and I
Find all the Witchcraft that we need
Around us, Every Day
The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming (October 7, 2022 - January 22, 2023) explores how, even after 300 years, Salem’s witch trials remain a defining example of intolerance and injustice in American history. The extraordinary events of 1692-3 led to the deaths of 25 innocent people, the vast majority of whom were women. The exhibition includes tangible fragments from the past that illuminate the real lives of Salem’s residents: those accused of witchcraft, their accusers, and those who defended them against legal charges, risking their own lives and reputations in the process.