As a member of the Connecticut SAR, I will tell you that history is not only still relevant, it’s essential. As America grows and changes, it’s important for us to be able to hold onto our roots, to the people, ideals, and values upon which our nation was founded. The best connections to the past are the places where history happened. When you can say, “I was there,” you become part of the history and the future of our country.

In 2010 we updated the exhibits at the War Office for the first time in over 30 years in honor of Trumbull’s 300th birthday.  Here, Gov. Trumbull and the Council of Safety met more than 500 times to engineer Connecticut’s Revolutionary War effort. By connecting the War Office to statewide and national stories, we will bring Revolutionary-era Connecticut back to life, populate it with real people, and allow present-day children and adults to learn from history through role playing, problem solving, and play.

Visitors will witness and understand how important the War Office and the work that went on inside it were to the establishment of the United States, and how relevant those stories are today.

With your help, we raised nearly $45,000 to restore the War Office interior and install the new exhibits in time for the 2010 visiting season.  We continue to need financial support to help pay for guides and operating expenses.  If you are committed to history like we are, we invite you to contribute as much as you can to this important and exciting effort.

Your gift will help Connecticut SAR secure matching grant funds, and will inspire others to invest in the places where history happened.

Thank you for your past support of the Connecticut SAR and its museums, and thanks in advance for your generous giving. In this challenging economy, your gift means more than ever. We look forward to many old and new faces during the fall of 2014 and in the spring of 2015.

Dave Packard
Property Steward

April 2014 marks the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Society!