Sunday, June 2, 2013
Broad Street in Wethersfield is home to many old houses. The Buttolph-Williams House was built in 1711. It was declared a national historic landmark in 1968.
The Witches of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare is a 1958 Newberry Medal-winning children's book that was set in this house. The book is about a young girl who arrives here from Barbados. She arouses suspicion among the townspeople because she can swim, stands up to her elders and befriends an old woman regarded as a witch.