Witch hunts to be discussed
Updated 8:14 pm, Wednesday, January 14, 2015
The Kent Historical Society will present its next "Sunday Series" program Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. at Town Hall on Kent Green Boulevard.
Walt Woodward, Connecticut state historian, will give a presentation about witch hunts in the state.
The 1692 witch hunt at Salem, Mass., garners all the attention. But few people know that in the years before Salem, Connecticut was New England's fiercest witch prosecutor. The first person hanged for witchcraft in New England came from Windsor, and every single person indicted for witchcraft in Connecticut in its early years was convicted and hanged.
For more information, call 860-927-4587 or visit www.kenthistoricalsociety.org.