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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    Connecticut Society Annual Meeting

    June 21 & 22 – Hartford & West Hartford, CT – 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 – Amenia, NY – SAVE THE DATE! – Please join Connecticut Society Officers, Connecticut Society Cordial Affection Committee members, and your fellow Cincinnati for a Summer Family BBQ at a private home in New York’s hunt country. Additional information is forthcoming.


    Lafayette’s Birthday Commemoration

    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

    September 6 – Wethersfield, CT – Commemoration of Lafayette’s Birthday.  The event will take place at the Webb~Deanne~Stevens Museum in Wethersfield, Connecticut.

    Wethersfield was scheduled as a stop on Lafayette’s 1824 tour, but the General was delayed and opted to bypass the town to scurry back to New York City to attend his 67th birthday celebration given in his honor by the Society of the Cincinnati. In 2024, the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in Connecticut and the Webb Deane Stevens Museum, in partnership with the American Friends of Lafayette and the Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Connecticut, will have the honor of celebrating Lafayette’s birthday in the historic barn at the Webb Deane Stevens Museum at 5:00 with hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and birthday cake. Musical entertainment will be provided by Rick Spencer & Dawn Indermuehle. This is a ticketed event with limited seating.

    A Lafayette re-enactor and a Lafayette Exhibit, sponsored by the American Friends of Lafayette, will be present at this event.

    Reference: Connecticut Lafayette 2024 Events


    Joint Cordial Affection Weekend With The Georgia Society

    October 11, 12 & 13 – 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 11 AM

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


    Connecticut Society Standing Committee Meeting

    November 11 – TBD – The Standing Committee will meet in person.  Venue to be determined.




    Connecticut Society Winter (President’s Day) Standing Committee and Membership Meetings

    February, 17  Griswold Inn, Essex, CT

    As this meeting is being planned, check back frequently for updates.


    Paris Triennial

    Co-hosted by Le Société des Cincinnati de France & The Society of the Cincinnati in the State of Georgia

    May 8 thru 10 – Paris, France.  Registrations are extremely limited and will be taken in phases.  Please read the President’s letter (attached below) for more details:

       CT SOC President’s Communication 5-10-24