Coffee Hour with CHS: Witches in Connecticut

Friday, May 29 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm |

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. Join CHS staff online via Zoom to hear the stories of some of the women and men accused, tried, and executed as witches.  You’ll learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.

This program is free and spaces are limited. To secure a spot, click here to register via Brown Paper Tickets. You’ll get a confirmation email from Brown Paper Tickets. The morning of the program, you’ll get a reminder email from CHS with the link to the Zoom meeting. Please do not share that link with anyone! It’s unique to you.

Our virtual coffee hours have been really popular! Program topics that fill up will be repeated later in the spring or summer.

We’re offering this program for free, but if you would like to make a donation to help the CHS keep history alive through this difficult time, please click here. Or, to learn about the benefits of museum membership, click here!

Questions? Contact Natalie Belanger, Adult Programs Manager, at natalie_belanger@chs.org

Image: Illustration from John Ashton, Chapbooks of the Eighteenth Century, courtesy Project Gutenberg

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To support the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, the Connecticut Historical Society is closed to the public through July 31. All on-site programs and events are canceled during this time. Our Annual Meeting has been postponed until September 14. Click here for CHS's digital programs.