A Homecoming for Oliver Ellsworth’s Card Table

April 2, 2013       5:30 PM to 7 PM


It’s a free party! Come help us celebrate the return of Oliver Ellsworth’s table to Windsor on Tuesday, April 2 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Join us for wine, cheese, and few card games as this beautiful mahogany card table is unveiled in its new place in Windsor Historical Society’s Bridging Centuries, Bridging Cultures galleries. Windsor Historical Society Curator Christina Vida was able to obtain the table at Sotheby’s New York auction on January 26th. The mate to the card table is owned by the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Museum, run by the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution, just up the street from Windsor Historical Society. It is anticipated that the tables will be reunited at the Homestead for an event this summer.

The $11,250 purchase was only possible because for twenty years, the Society has maintained a Collections Reserve Fund, specifically designated for the purchase of museum collections. The Reid and Riege Foundation has already contributed over $1,200 towards the purchase of the card table, and the Society is looking to replenish this fund so it can be ready when other important Windsor items surface. So come to our party and help us celebrate, but also consider helping us continue to bring other Windsor artifacts home. You may send your earmarked contribution to replenish the Society’s Collections Reserve Fund to: Windsor Historical Society, 96 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095.


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