Salem Superior Court May Be Converted Into Museum Of Justice


SALEM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — The Salem Superior Court has been vacant for several years and now the city is listening to proposals for the building.

One of the prospective plans is the form a 'museum of justice' inside the building that was originally built in 1891.

Robert Clayman is the Chief Engagement Officer for Museum of Justice Inc., a non-profit.

"The proposal is to locate the Museum of Justice in a gorgeous, historic courthouse," Clayman said. "And for the museum to have a local, national, and global reach. But it's in the city with a rich history, and that's Salem, that's unique."

The main purpose would education using actual courtrooms, and by sharing a lot of legal history and insight, the goal of the Museum of Justice would be to educate on the legal process, which can be complex.

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