The Connecticut Witch Trials

Date: 10/25/2020
Time: 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Presented by the Connecticut Historical Society!


The Kingdom of Darkness by Nathaniel Crouch, 1688.

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.

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