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Meet Four Litchfield County Witches

Award-winning history teacher Peter Vermilyea from Housatonic Valley Regional High School will talk about his seasonally appropriate book,  “Witches in Litchfield County,” on a Zoom presentation through the Minor Memorial Library in Roxbury, Conn., on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at 5.30 p.m. There is no charge for this program, but registration is required at www.minormemoriallibrary.org.

Whether or not they were right, it is indisputable that our Litchfield County ancestors believed that witches lived among them. Vermilyea will discuss the lives of four 18th-century women who were accused of witchcraft — in most cases, he believes, because these were women who took a path other than was expected of them by society.

Vermilyea is also the author of “Hidden History of Litchfield County” and “Wicked Litchfield County.”

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