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"The Other New England Witchcraft Trials" by Dr. Walter Woodward


Tuesday, Oct 11,2016
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library

Dr. Woodward will begin his presentation with the Protestant Reformation. He traces its history all the way through the Hartford Witch-hunt of the 1660's -- a nightmare of trials and executions that preceded Salem by a generation - and how it transformed Connecticut to a colony that completely ended executions for witchcraft thirty years before they even began at Salem.


Ghost Walk and Candlelight Tour by Martha Bishop


Saturday, Oct 22, 2016
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Matthew Curtiss House
Scheduled Walks at:
5:30 pm and 7:00pm

Join Martha Bishop, of Bethel, as she walks Main Street and tells tales of a ghostly nature. Registration is required by emailing: 'register@newtownhistory.org' and $5/person or $15/family is due at the event. Please indicate how many are in your party and which tour you can attend. In conjunction with the Ghost Walk, Candlelight Tours will be given of the Matthew Curtiss House by costumed docents.


Open House at the Matthew Curtiss House Museum - Wreath Weaving


Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
12:00pm - 4:00 pm
Matthew Curtiss House

Step back in time with costumed docents for a tour of Newtown's very own house museum. Being built in the mid-1700s, the house witnessed, as a private residence, more than 250 years of Newtown history. Docents will be demonstrating a wreath weaving craft. Adults and children are welcomed to participate in this event. A donation of $2.00 per participant is requested to cover materials.


"Where did the Brass Go" by Emery Roth


Monday, Nov 14, 2016
7:30 pm
C.H. Booth Library

Mr. Roth will discuss the history of "Brass Valley" and the Naugatuck River Valley with its industrial history. The Talk and slide show will trace the history of the area from 1802 when two metal working families joined forces to manufacture brass to the closing of the last plant in 2014. Great stories and colorful pictures will enliven this lecture.