Press Release

Organizational Background:
The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Formed in 1889, The Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution is dedicated to remembering the lives and sacrifices of the patriots of the American Revolution. Its 600 members from throughout the United States have traced their ancestry to Connecticut patriots who gave service for American Independence.
Three Museums Associated with Connecticut’s Revolutionary War History
The Society owns and manages The War Office in Lebanon, Connecticut, and the two schoolhouses (in East Haddam and New London) in which Nathan Hale, Connecticut’s State Hero, taught school before enlisting in the revolutionary cause.
Nathan Hale: Spy and Hero
The son of a deacon, Nathan Hale was born in Coventry, Connecticut, in 1755, one of 12 children. He entered Yale College at 14 and, upon graduation in 1773, secured a teaching position in East Haddam. He taught in East Haddam for six months and then New London, at its Union Grammar School, for 16 months.
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