Danbury Library: Exhuming the Past: Connecticut's Vampires! - Virtual Program | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

Danbury Library: Exhuming the Past: Connecticut's Vampires! - Virtual Program


*The event has already taken place on this date: Mon, 10/04/2021
Join Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut State Archeologist, virtually, to learn more about the archaeological evidence for vampirism in 19th Century New England!

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Please Note: This is a virtual program via Zoom. Participants will receive a link to the program via email once they have registered. Registration closes at 5:00 PM on Monday, October 4, 2021.

In the winter of 1990, two pre-teen aged boys were playing in a private sand and gravel mine in Griswold, CT. Sliding down the slope of the gravel pit, the boys dislodged two skulls, which tumbled down the embankment with them. Inadvertently, they had discovered an unmarked 18th and 19th-century farming family graveyard containing 29 individuals, some of whom had been rearranged in their graves.

Subsequent research suggests that the rearrangement was part of a vampire folk belief, in which rural families believed that the mischievous dead were capable of leaving their graves and transmit diseases to the living. Join Nicholas Bellantoni, Connecticut State Archeologist, to learn more about the archaeological evidence for vampirism in 19th Century New England!

Free! Registration Required

Register here: https://danburylibrary.evanced...

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Location:

ONLINE ONLY
Contact name: 
Brian Amero
The event has already taken place on this date: 
10/04/2021
Time: 
6 pm
Price: 
FREE

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