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The Mary Barnes Society

Three hundred and fifty-eight years ago, on January 25, 1663, Mary Barnes of Farmington, CT was hanged as a witch on Gallows Hill in Hartford.

The Mary Barnes Society at Stanley-Whitman House is dedicated to supporting the study of the Connecticut Witch Trials, with the goal of a deeper understanding of the people and cultures of this seminal time in history. Named for Mary Barnes, a Farmington woman who was executed for witchcraft on January 25, 1663, the Society marked the 358th anniversary of her hanging with a series of online presentations on the Museum's YouTube channel, followed by a Zoom panel discussion.

See below for the recorded presentations.