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Salem Witch Museum The focus War II and the ’80s AIDS epidemic. And the museum’s seafaring connection? It’s a panel dedicated to “swimming a witch,” the rep- rehensible test for detecting a sorceress by tossing a suspect into the ocean and seeing if she would float (guilty) or sink (innocent). of this Massachusetts attraction is the famous witch trials of 1692, but the exhibit “Witches: Evolving Perceptions” teaches about the nature of witch hunts by provid- ing more recent examples: the McCarthy Trials, Japanese Internment during World the Corning, New York, attraction is a glass barge in the Erie Canal. The boat is not made of glass, explains Sally Berry. “It’s a floating hot shop used to blow glass. It com- memorates the movement, by barge, of the Brooklyn glass works up to Corning in the 1800s,” she says. “Next year is the sesqui- centennial of the Erie Canal, and we’ll pro- vide live, hot-glass-blowing shows all along the canal.” Groups won’t get onto the barge, but the canal is narrow, and the demonstra- tions will be easy to view from shore. Museum of Flight Located in the original Boeing Aircraft factory in Seattle, the museum showcases more than 160 airplanes and spacecraft and offers flight simulators, dozens of interactive exhib- its and family activities. A new exhibit, “Apollo,” recalls the drama of the 1960s Museum of Flight American-Soviet space race to the Moon and will host the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibit “Destination Moon” in spring 2019. And yes, the term “airship” is mentioned throughout the museum’s world war galleries. While not every museum is a float- ing repository of knowledge, each holds a cargo of information that visitors are eager to embrace. “Museums play such an important role in a tour,” says Destination Southwest’s Griego-Hansen. “Not only do you hear about history, but you actually get to see it.” WELCOME TO CANADA’S HISTORY Breathtaking setting. Majestic architecture. Fascinating exhibitions. Canada’s national museum of history explores this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of its First Peoples. CANADIAN HISTORY HALL The Canadian History Hall presents Canada’s story as you’ve never seen it before. Explore Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Discover our collective story of conflict, struggle and loss, as well as success, achievement and hope. This new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding. 100 LAURIER STREET, GATINEAU QC, CANADA 30 August/September 2017 historymuseum.ca Corning Museum of Glass New to