Organized December 8, 1894 | One of the oldest Civic Organizations in Windsor

About Us

Who are we?

We preserve Windsor's history


  • Mark and maintain historical monuments
  • Document cemetery surveys
  • Beautify Veterans cemetery plantings
  • Mark DAR members’ gravesites
  • Support and research genealogy

Our 18 charter members included historical Windsor descendants: Hayden, Loomis, Phelps, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ellsworth, wife of Frederick, a grandson of Oliver and Abigail.

We sponsor local education programs


  • Community Service Awards
  • DAR Good Citizens and National DAR Scholarship programs
  • Windsor Teacher of the Year program
  • Outstanding 8th Grade History Awards
  • Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth (AWE) Chapter History Achievement Award (12th grade)
  • American History Essay Contest (5 – 8 grade)
  • Christopher Columbus Essay (9 -12 grade)
We support State and National Society programs


  • CTDAR & NSDAR Building and furnishing DAR Headquarters
  • Oliver Ellsworth Homestead Association
  • New citizens programs
  • Mountain schools
  • “Celebrate America!” Community Service Hours
  • SEND Hometown Windsor to our Troops program
  • Veterans homes and hospitals