During the Halloween season, we often associate witches with broomsticks, black hats, pointy noses, green faces and a cackling laughter. On Oct. 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Fairfield Museum and History Center will be hosting “Museum After Dark,” exposing the true story behind witches at one of its new exhibits, Accused: Fairfield’s Witchcraft Trials.
Visitors will be guided through the early history of witch trials all over Connecticut, including those held on the historic Fairfield Town Green in 1653, 1654 and 1692. While the Salem trials are more well-known, the trials in Fairfield during the same time period are representative of how 17th century New Englanders often responded to their fears about the unknown. (more…)