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Coffee Hour with CHS: Witches in Connecticut

Friday, October 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm |

We’re sorry, all spaces have been claimed for this event! However, the CHS will be giving this presentation virtually for the following hosts — join us at one of these events!

10/21, 6:30 PM, Thomaston Public Library

10/25, 4:00 PM, Norfolk Public Library

10/26, 6:30 PM, Chaplin Public Library

10/28, 7:00 PM, Sherman Library

10/29, 3:20 PM, Cheshire Pulic Library

10/29, 6:30 PM, Wolcott Library


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, register with Yapsody. You’ll receive an email confirmation with the Zoom link attached, and we’ll send you a reminder at noon on the day of the program. Please do not share that link with anyone! It’s unique to you.

If you would like to make a donation to help the CHS keep history alive, 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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