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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: Christy Hendrrie
778 Palisado Ave | 203-895-7237
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/
regent@ctdar.org


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Events

Annual Art Exhibition
thru Dec 2 at Windsor Town Hall
Live Artist Demonstration
Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library
You & Me Time: Stuffies!
Dec 2 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Dec 4 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Acupuncture and Acupressure
Dec 6 at Windsor Public Library
Alzheimer's Support Group
Dec 9 at Kimberly Hall North 1 Emerson Dr. Windsor CT 06095
Virtual Book Club
Dec 9 at Windsor Public Library
Fill A Truck With Santa
Dec 12 at 1575 Poquonock Avenue
Fill the Fire Truck
Dec 12 at Poquonock Fire Department 1575 Poquonock Avenue
Affordable Housing Public Workshop
Dec 14 at Windsor Town Hall Council Chambers or Virtual via Zoom
Board of Directors Mtg
Dec 14 at online
Business After Hours
Dec 15 at Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Ave
Breakfast Sandwich "A Go Go"
Dec 18 at LP Wilson, 599 Matianuck, Windsor, CT.
Dr. Curry's Visit with Santa Clause
Dec 18 at The Wilson Fire Department-50 Pine Lane Windsor, CT
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Dec 18 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Programs Committee Mtg
Dec 20 at online
Lunch Program - 60+ Delivery/PickUp
Weekdays at The Senior Center
Windsor Junior Woman's Club
Dec 21 at Union Street Tavern
Board of Directors Mtg
Dec 14 at online
Business After Hours
Dec 15 at Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Ave
Programs Committee Mtg
Dec 20 at online
Annual Art Exhibition
thru Dec 2 at Windsor Town Hall
Live Artist Demonstration
Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library
Annual Art Exhibition
thru Dec 2 at Windsor Town Hall
Live Artist Demonstration
Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library
You & Me Time: Stuffies!
Dec 2 at Windsor Public Library
Tickborne Illness Support Group
Dec 4 at LP Wilson Community Center, 599 Matianuck Ave. Windsor
Annual Art Exhibition
thru Dec 2 at Windsor Town Hall
Live Artist Demonstration
Nov 27 at Windsor Public Library