State Historian Walter Woodward
to Speak at October meeting of
The Friends of
Most people think of
witchcraft trials. However, Walter W.
will appear at the Friends of Fort Trumbull on Thursday, October 27, 2011 at 7
p.m. to discuss
the Conn. Witch Hunts of the 1660ís. The early 17th century was a time when
did the state conduct the first witch hanging in
executed seven people for that crime.
Mr. Woodward, who was appointed
will discuss John Winthrop, Jr., who founded
Woodward has said that
and was instrumental in steering the state from being the fiercest prosecutor of
witches to abolishing the execution of witches in 1663, decades before
into gold. However, Woodward has said that alchemy was ďan important
contributing factor in the development of modern chemistry and experimental
outpost of scientific research in the wilderness.Ē
The meeting is open to the public with free parking inside the main gate to the
Fort. New members are always welcome.