Fairfield Museum exhibit marks 375th anniversary of Fairfield witch trials

A new exhibit is marking the 375th anniversary of the Fairfield witch trials. This week, the Fairfield Museum is scheduled to unveil an exhibit on the 17th century trials. Elizabeth Rose, of the

News 12 Staff

Sep 24, 2014, 12:26 AM

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A new exhibit is marking the 375th anniversary of the Fairfield witch trials.
This week, the Fairfield Museum is scheduled to unveil an exhibit on the 17th century trials.
Elizabeth Rose, of the Fairfield Museum, says there are no original artifacts to display from the trials. The museum turned to historians and artist Jakob Crane to create a series of 25 illustrated panels that tell the story of the witch hunts. The hunts led to the hangings of two women in the 1650s and six women being accused and acquitted in 1692.
The exhibit opens with a special "After Dark" wine and cheese reception, starting at 6 p.m. Thursday.
It will be on view through the end of the year.


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