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Chats on the Past: New England’s Other Witch Hunt

October 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Walt Woodward, Connecticut State Historian, brings the earliest stories of witch hunts to life in a lecture that begins with the Protestant Reformation and traces its history all the way through the Hartford Witch hunt of the 1660’s. He also shows how Connecticut’s Governor John Winthrop, Jr. and his friend Rev. Gershom Bulkeley intervened to transform Connecticut from New England’s most aggressive witch hunter to a colony that completely ended executions for witchcraft thirty years before they even began at Salem. He will be answering any questions that you may have along the way. Participants have to register and it will take place over Zoom.


October 16, 2020
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


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