The Ellsworth Memorial Association hosted a tea to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution and honor members with 40 years or more of service. It was held at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor. The Connecticut State Society DAR was organized on Feb. 20, 1892, and was one of the first to appoint a state regent. The program included a lookback at the founding of CTDAR and its early leaders and tributes to six Honorary State Regents and twenty longtime members. The Abigail Phelps Chapter of the DAR is proud to have the following members honored for their years of service: Barbara Crede of Newington, Mary Lou Kerr of Simsbury, Celia Roberts of Canton, Lynn Stewart of North Granby and associate member Carla Bue of West Hartford. Over 80 members and guests attended and many took tours of the house after enjoying tea and a variety of delicious confections.
The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead is owned by the EMA and maintained by CTDAR. Oliver Ellsworth is one of the country’s founding fathers and was born in Windsor. He represented the state of Connecticut during the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia (1787). In the spring of 1796 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and also served as commissioner to France in 1799 and 1800. This museum is open to the public. Watch for more on their very special “Christmas at Ellsworth” to be held on Dec. 1, 2 and 3.