SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION
Founded April 2, 1889, our purpose is to keep alive the memory of
men and women who fought or gave service for Independence in the American Revolutionary War.
The Governor Jonathan Trumbull
War Office Campaign
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 2009-2010 we will completely update 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.
We need your help. We must raise $45,000 to restore the War Office interior and install the new exhibits in time for the 2010 visiting season, beginning in April. We also need to increase our endowment by $50,000 in order to 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. In special appreciation, everyone who contributes to this campaign will be invited to the exhibit opening in spring 2010.