The Society Of the Cincinnati in The State of Connecticut

The Capture of the Hessians at Trenton, December 26, 1776-1828. Left: Jonathan Trumbull Jr. (1740-1809) - Speaker of the Us House of Representatives. Right: Jonathan Trumbull Sr. (1710-1785) - Governor of Connecticut
The Battle of Bunker's Hill, June 17, 1775. Right: William Hull (1753-1825) - Lieutenant-Colonel in the Continental Army
The Resignation of General Washington, December 23, 1783. Left: Thomas Y. Seymour (1757-1811) - Lieutenant in the 2nd Continental Regiment of the Dragoons
The Death of General Mercer at the Battle of Princeton, January 1777
  • "Still I hope I shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain (what I consider the most enviable of all titles) the character of an honest man."

    George Washington to Alexander Hamilton

    August 28, 1788

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    History Day for Families

    May 25, 2024 – 1:00 pm ET – Our own Connecticut Society member, Sal Tarantino, will be at the Wethersfield Historical Society, with the Second Continental Light Dragoons, Sheldon’s Horse.  They will provide demonstrations of horsemanship and 18th century military training.

    Sheldon’s Horse is a re-established military and historical organization. The unit participates in many ceremonial, educational, civic, and historical activities, mainly in the Northeast United States. Sheldon’s Horse supports and participates in historical programs about the American Revolutionary War battles throughout the region.

    Connecticut Society Standing Committee Meeting

    June 1, 2024 – The Standing Committee will meet via Zoom at 10 am.  Instructions for the Zoom meeting have been emailed to the committee.

    Connecticut Society Annual Meeting

    June 21 & 22, 2024 – Optional Friday night cordial affection event at the Mark Twain House and Annual Meeting in the Connecticut State Capitol Senate Chambers with lunch at the Hartford Golf Club on Saturday.  See your email for the registration link.

    Friday, June 21st 
    5:30 pm-8:30 pm ET ~ Mark Twain House, Hartford, Connecticut
    Saturday, June 22nd
    10:30 am ET ~ Annual Meeting in the Senate Chambers of the Connecticut State Capitol
    12:15 pm ET ~ Lunch at the Hartford Golf Club, West Hartford, Connecticut

    Cordial Affection Summer Family BBQ

    August 3, 2024SAVE THE DATE! – Please join Connecticut Society Officers, Connecticut Society Cordial Affection Committee members, and your fellow Cincinnati for a Summer Family BBQ to be held at a private home in New York’s hunt country. Additional information is forthcoming.

    Lafayette Commemoration

    September 6, 2024SAVE THE DATE! – Commemoration of Lafayette’s Birthday.  The event will take place at the Webb~Deanne~Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  Ticket information is coming soon!

    Sponsored by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in The State of Connecticut and The Society of The Cincinnati in The State of Connecticut

    The Marquis de Lafayette’s 67th birthday was celebrated in New York City in 1824 with a banquet given in his honor by The Society of the Cincinnati. In 2024, the Webb Deane Stevens Museum will celebrate the bicentennial of that occasion with a birthday party in Lafayette’s honor to be held at the historic Webb Barn on the museum grounds.

    The birthday party will include tours of two of the Webb Deane Stevens Museum’s properties: the Joseph Webb House and the Silas Deane House, both National Historic Landmarks. It was Silas Deane, an American emissary, who recruited Lafayette for the American Continental Army. Party guests will also be treated to a special visit from Lafayette!

    Joint Cordial Affection Weekend With The Georgia Society

    Event In Planning

    October 11, 12 & 13, 2024 – Savannah, GA – The Connecticut Society is currently in discussions with our Cincinnati brethren of the Georgia Society.  They have graciously extended invitations to our members and guests to join them for a weekend of events (ALL fun!).  Here’s a tentative listing of the program:

    • -Friday evening, 10/11 at the Harper Fowlkes House:  “Powerful Punch Party”  featuring three different punches from the 18th century.  Also a speaker.
    • -Saturday, 10/12 GA Society meeting in the morning followed by a luncheon.  Optional pheasant hunt with prizes at the Bethesda reserve in the afternoon.  A wild game feast in the evening at the Bethesda Pavillion with dinner, drinks, and a live band
    • -Sunday, 10/13 – Oyster Roast on the Harper Fowlkes House property beginning at 11AM

    Cost for Connecticut Society members and guests – TBD, as we will be seeking sponsors.  Check back often!


    Paris Triennial

    Co-hosted by Le Société des Cincinnati de France &

    The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia

    May 8 – 10, 2025 – Paris, France.  Early indications are that there will be extremely limited availability for non-delegates to register and attend.

       CT SOC President’s Communication 5-10-24