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Planning A Wedding?

Planning A Wedding?
Matthies Hall, located on the grounds of the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor, is working with a professional wedding planner to enhance the lighting in the hall. Plans call for removal of the current utilitarian lighting in favor of lighting more suitable for wedding receptions and other events.

Events are not being booked at this time due to the pandemic but a reevaluation will occur later this spring. Post-pandemic event packages will be available that include Matthies Hall rental as well as use of the grounds. Some packages include guided tours of the adjacent homestead.

Oliver Ellsworth and the Constitutional Convention

Oliver Ellsworth was born in Windsor, Connecticut. He attended Yale College and then transferred to the College of New Jersey, later renamed Princeton, and after his graduation in 1766 began to study the law. Ellsworth was admitted to the bar in 1771. Ellsworth built up a prosperous law practice and became Connecticut's State Attorney for Hartford County and as one of Connecticut's representatives to the Continental Congress. He participated in the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia as a delegate along with Roger Sherman and William Samuel Johnson.

At the convention, Ellsworth played a major role in the adoption of the Connecticut Compromise. The Convention was deadlocked over the question of representation in Congress with larger states wanting proportional representation and smaller states demanding equal representation for each state. Ellsworth argued twice to abolish slavery, stating that he himself did not own slaves. The debate was ended, the Connecticut Compromise adopted, as a foreshadowing of the coming of the American Civil War when the debate would rage once again. The Oliver Ellsworth Homestead, "Elmwood", is located in Windsor, Connecticut and is currently closed for tours and events due to the pandemic.


Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
Contact: Janet Ellsworth
778 Palisado Ave | 860-688-8717
Windsor, CT 06095
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays 12:00 - 4:00 PMLast Sunday of each Month, 1:00 - 4:00 PMMay through September
http://www.ellsworthhomesteaddar.org/
janetellsworth1@gmail.com


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Horizons / Transitions Exhibition
Jan 23 at Windsor Art Center
Art & Activism Now
Mar 4 at Windsor Public Library
Maple Syrup Giveaway!
Mar 4 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
What To Grow in My Medicinal Garden
Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
Mar 9 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
Board of Directors Mtg
Mar 9 at online
Virtual Book Club
Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Mar 13 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Virtual Taste of the Irish Cooking
Mar 13 at Windsor Public Library
Attracting the Birds, Butterflies,
Mar 14 at Windsor Public Library
Programs Committee Mtg
Mar 15 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Mar 27 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor, CT
Board of Directors Mtg
Mar 9 at online
Programs Committee Mtg
Mar 15 at online
Virtual Business Roundtable
First and Third Mondays at online
Tourism Committee Meeting
3rd Tuesdays at online
Windsor Women In Business
Third Wednesdays at online
Horizons / Transitions Exhibition
Jan 23 at Windsor Art Center
Art & Activism Now
Mar 4 at Windsor Public Library
Maple Syrup Giveaway!
Mar 4 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
Horizons / Transitions Exhibition
Jan 23 at Windsor Art Center
Art & Activism Now
Mar 4 at Windsor Public Library
Maple Syrup Giveaway!
Mar 4 at Windsor Art Center • 40 Mechanic Street
What To Grow in My Medicinal Garden
Mar 8 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
Mar 9 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095 (via zoom)
Board of Directors Mtg
Mar 9 at online
Virtual Book Club
Mar 11 at Windsor Public Library