For teens in grades 7-12
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. Presented by the Connecticut Historical Society. Registration begins September 24, online or by calling the library's Reference Department at 860-652-7720. Registration with a valid email address is required in order to receive login information on the day of the Zoom meeting.