Welcome to the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR) website.
Our Connecticut State Society is a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR or DAR).
We are so fortunate to hail from Connecticut, where the American Revolutionary War played such an integral part of our state’s history. Did you know that Connecticut was nicknamed “The Provision State” by General George Washington for its ability to supply the war effort with food, munitions, and manufactured goods? Our state’s ability was due in large part to Governor Jonathan Trumbull, who General Washington called “Brother Jonathan.” The Connecticut State Society NSDAR is the proud custodian of Governor Trumbull’s home in Lebanon, Connecticut.
George Washington also looked favorably upon Oliver Ellsworth, a framer of the U.S. Constitution and one of three who proposed the “Connecticut Compromise” that allowed the Constitution to be ratified. In 1796, President George Washington asked Ellsworth to become the third chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Ellsworth loved Connecticut, and loved returning home to “Elmwood.” Connecticut DAR also owns and maintains "Elmwood" in Windsor.
Whether you reside in coastal Connecticut, in the pastoral hills of Litchfield, or in the Connecticut River Valley, we warmly welcome you to learn more about joining the DAR and the Connecticut State Society DAR. Our society is committed to a lifetime of community service focused on patriotism, historic preservation and education.