Connecticut's Religiously Intolerant History

For the first two centuries of its existence, Connecticut had an established religion – Congregationalism. 

HFFC Communication Coordinator Brandon T. Bisceglia will explain how church-state entanglements hurt religious and nonreligious people alike, as well as how Connecticut slowly shed those establishment ties, culminating with with the Constitution of 1818.

The event is free, but we are expected to purchase something to eat/drink to compensate Silver Star for use of its space.

This woodcut illustration is from Joseph Glanvill’s “Saducismus Triumphatus or, Full and Plain Evidence Concerning Witches and Apparitions,” published posthumously in 1681 in London. The book purported to provide proof of witches’ magical powers, and attacked skeptics of these abilities. Glanvill’s text would become influential during the Salem Witch Trials a decade later. Public domain image.

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  • John L.

    I can't believe they hanged witches in Fairfield in the 1600's

    May 13, 2014

  • Lisa

    Really sorry I missed this. Such an intriguing subject.

    May 13, 2014

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