2019
* DARIEN HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS *
45 Old Kings Highway North, Darien, CT 06820
 
A Historical Halloween: Vampires in New England


 Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m.
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Vampire folklore was rampant in New England from 1780 to the 1890s, and a combination of disciplines helps archaeologists today discover more about this period in New England history according to Dr. Nick Bellantoni, who has been dubbed Connecticut’s “Indiana Jones.” 
The case was launched in 1990 when two young boys discovered skulls at a quarry in eastern Connecticut. Bellantoni and a team of forensic scientists were called to the scene and soon discovered the site was a long forgotten colonial cemetery. “One grave, in particular, caught our attention,” Bellantoni said. “Someone had arranged the burial in a highly unusual way.” Further investigations from a variety of disciplines led to the theory that the colonists believed the grave occupant was a vampire, Bellantoni said.
Refreshments served. Space is limited. Registration is required.
Cost of the program: $20 for members | $40 for non-members