History at the Hall: Witches in Connecticut
The harrowing story of the hanging of witches in Colonial New England continues to haunt our present-day imagination. The trials and executions of witches in Connecticut predated the more famous Salem witch panic by over 40 years. Hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches and learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence. This program will be led by a historical educator from the Connecticut Historical Society. It is free and open to the public, and will be held at Sharon Town Hall, 2nd Fl. Chapin Meeting Room.