Witches In Connecticut: A History of Colonial Persecution

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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.

Museum Educator Mya Concepcion will share the stories of some of the individuals accused, tried, and executed as witches. Join us for this presentation co-hosted by the Clinton Human Rights Committee to learn how Connecticut successfully controlled the spread of witch accusations long before Salem erupted in panic and violence.

About the speaker:

Mya Concepcion is a Museum Educator at the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History. She develops and teaches educational programs for school and adult audiences. Mya has had experience in both education and museums in CT and holds a B.A. in Art and Art History from the University of Hartford.

About the Clinton Human Rights Committee:

The purpose of the Human Rights Committee is to promote mutual understanding and respect within the Town of Clinton among all racial, religious, ethnic and other groups, and among individuals of differing genders, sexual orientations, ages and abilities.

The goal of the Human Rights Committee is to facilitate respect, discourse, education and understanding in the Clinton community relating to the backgrounds and identities of its members as well as to encourage equality of treatment of and opportunity for, all members of the community, without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age and abilities.


Cotton Mather's The Wonders of the Invisible World, 1693


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