The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead

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Mission Statement

The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, including Matthies Hall and twelve surrounding acres in Windsor, Connecticut, serves as a museum and educational platform where historic preservation, artifact conservation and archival materials can be studied and interpreted. The Homestead is owned by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc. and managed by the Ellsworth Memorial Association, Inc. Board of Directors (EMA). EMA is committed to offering educational and cultural programming to the local community and to diverse and multigenerational audiences. Through its museum offerings and special tours and events, the EMA seeks to educate the public of the historic importance of the Ellsworth family in the founding and early years of our nation, and to interpret social and everyday life in Connecticut during that time. Oliver Ellsworth was the Third Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court, a framer of the Constitution, Connecticut's first senator and the author of the Judiciary Act, which forms the basis of our present day federal judicial system. (Rev. January 2006)

Non Discrimination Statement

The Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc., as a subsidiary of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, ascribes to its membership policy of admitting any woman to membership who is no less than eighteen years of age and can prove lineal, blood line descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence. The Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, Inc. does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of race, national origin, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

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