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
  • The following principles shall be immutable

    An incessant attention to preserve inviolate those exalted rights and liberties of human nature for which they have fought and bled, and without which the high rank of a rational being is a curse instead of a blessing.

    An unalterable determination to promote and cherish, between the respective States, that union and national honor so essentially necessary to their happiness, and the future dignity of the American Empire.

    To render permanent the cordial affection subsisting among the officers - This spirit will dictate brotherly kindness in all things, and particularly extend to the most substantial acts of beneficence, according to the ability of the Society, towards those Officers and their Families who unfortunately may be under the necessity of receiving it.
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    2024

    Connecticut Society Standing Committee Meeting

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

    Connecticut Society Annual Meeting

    June 21 & 22, 2024 – Save the dates!  Friday night cordial affection event at the Mark Twain House (tentatively) and membership meeting in the Senate Chambers of the Connecticut State Capitol with lunch at the Hartford Golf Club on Saturday.  Additional details will be shared as the weekend events are finalized.

    Lafayette Commemoration

    September 2024 – Commemoration of Lafayette’s Farewell Bicentennial.  The event will take place at the Webb~Deanne~Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut.  More details will be shared as the event is planned.

    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 most graciously extended an invite 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!

    2025

    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.  More details will follow later in 2024.