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Witches In Connecticut

Presented by: Taylor McClure of the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & 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.  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.  

Taylor McClure is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Historical Society.  She teaches educational programs for school and adult groups both at the museum and on location.  Taylor is a former high school social studies teacher, with a B.A. in history and Masters in Teaching from the University of Washington.

Free program; no registration required.  This program is for teens and adults.  Sponsored by The Elsie Brown Fund.

Image Credit: “The Kingdom of Darkness” by Nathaniel Crouch, 1688. From the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society

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