Two Tables Reunited: Oliver Ellsworth’s Pair of Mahogany Card Tables

July 14, 2013       1PM to 3PM

 

This collaborative program will start at the Windsor Historical Society with a talk by Curator Christina Vida about Oliver Ellsworth’s pair of mahogany card tables – reunited for the first time in 155 years. The Society recently acquired one of the tables at auction and the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead has owned the other since 1903. Learn about their construction, function, and journeys since leaving the Homestead. At 2 p.m., the program will continue with a tour at the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead where the two tables will be on display together. Separated since 1857, these tables will be reunited at the Homestead in the very room that Ellsworth used them from the 1790s. The two tables will be on view at the Homestead starting Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 28th, during the Homstead’s regular operating hours (Fri. 12-4; Sat. 10-4; Sun. 1-4) Cost: FREE. For more information, contact the Society at 860/688-3813.

 

 

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