The Farmington Witch Project; A Night of Enlightenment
Between 1647 and 1663, Connecticut tried 34 people for witchcraft, and hanged 11. The last people executed were Mary Barnes of Farmington and Rebecca and Nathaniel Greensmith of Hartford, on January 25, 1663. It was a dark time, and an important time in Connecticut's history.
Join the Stanley Whitman House and Herstory Theater in a magical evening of music, theater, food and wine, and some very fun surprises as we celebrate the lives of all those souls, observe the 350th anniversary of the end of the executions, and affirm the hope of tolerance for all.
The evening will include; bewitching music by Michael McDermott and Celeste Cumming; a performance of "Panic in Connecticut; Accused Witches Have Their Say" by Virginia Wolf; a book reading and signing of "The Trial of Goody Gilbert" by author Suzanne Ress; themed music by DJ Garth; food, wine, and beer befitting the occasion, and a number of other surprises!
PARKING: There is no parking on Main Street. The Church sits on Main Street between School and Church Streets, with the main entrance to the hall on School Street. There is plenty of parking up Church Street, behind the Meetinghouse, in the Noah Wallace School/library parking lot, with a walkway to the hall entrance. There also may be parking on School Street in front of Noah Wallace School.
Amistad Hall at First Church 1652 (View)
75 Main Street
Farmington, CT 06032
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|