Yale School of Medicine

Connecticut Witch Trials with Cynthia Wolfe Boynton

Date of Program: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:00 PM Visit the Enfield Public Library on Wednesday, April 29th for Connecticut Witch Trials: The First Panic in the New World with author, Cynthia Wolfe. Books will be on hand for sale and signing. Connecticut's witch hunt was the first and most ferocious in New England, occurring almost fifty years before the infamous Salem witch trials. Between 1647 and 1697, at least thirty-four men and women from across the state were formally charged with witchcraft and eleven were hanged. Through newspaper clippings, court records, letters and diaries, author Cynthia Wolfe Boynton uncovers the dark history of the Connecticut witch trials. Cindy...