The 19th Annual Colonial Supper will be held on Saturday, September 8th at Matthies Hall on the grounds of the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, 778 Palisado Ave., Windsor from 4:30 PM until 7:00 PM.
Members of the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution will serve a traditional Colonial supper of ham, baked beans, potato salad, copper pennies, raisin bread, dessert and beverage. The supper will be accompanied by music.
This traditional dinner serves as a main fundraising event for the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead which was built in 1781 and was the home of Oliver Ellsworth, famous Revolutionary Patriot, Jurist and Statesman. Oliver was the third Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, one of the framers of the United States Constitution, one of Connecticut’s first Senators, and the author of the Judiciary Act which forms the basis of our present day federal judicial system.
Today, the Ellsworth Homestead serves as a museum owned and operated by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution. Visitors touring the house will find many of Ellsworth’s personal heirlooms, books, and items of interest from that period.
Tickets to the Colonial Supper are $12 for adults and $4 for ages under 8. For more information about this event or to make a reservation, please contact the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead at (860) 688-8717, Lea at 860-688-6352, Beth at 860-285-8718 or Jean at 860-643-5718. www.ellsworthhomesteaddar.or