Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm

One of Windsor: Untold story of America’s first witch hanging

Sponsored by: Seymour Public Library

“God hath said thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.”—Deputy Governor William Jones, 1664
Connecticut had the unfortunate honor of having the first witch execution in the Colonial English Colonies.
Alse Young, a resident of Windsor, was sent to the gallows in 1647. By 1662 a total of eleven people- nine women and two men—followed her.
What has been referred as “the strange delusion which for a half century darken the lives of the forefathers and foremothers of the Colonial days” will be at the center of Beth Caruso’s lecture. When Ms. Caruso heard from a neighbor when moving to Connecticut that the first person executed for being a witch was in Windsor, Connecticut, she became interested and began researching. Research became writing and Ms. Caruso’s historical fiction “one of Windsor: the untold story of America’s first witch hanging” was the result.
This lecture will be held in Bingo Room at the Recreation Center.
For more information please contact the Library at 203-888-3903 or the Recreation Center at 203-888-0406.

Admission: Free
Seymour Recreation Center
20 Pine St
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