Connecticut DSDI members and their guests met at the Yale Art Gallery on Saturday, May 5, for a private tour of the gallery exhibit on Life , Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness.
We were treated to a fascinating explanation of John Trumbull’s painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, which is the signature piece of the exhibit. The docent had prepared information about our individual signers.
From the Gallery we walked to Mory’s for a luncheon meeting in the Library Room. Mory’s general manager, Ken Adams, stopped by to give us a short history of Mory’s and its connection to Yale University. The signers who were represented at the meeting included John Hart, John Morton and Carter Braxton. A mounted poster of the Trumbull painting served as a door prize, won by the youngest member of the group, Lili Beecher, descendant of John Morton.
New Haven will be the site of the Fall 2013 DSDI meeting.
Shelley Horsley Cruz
DSDI-Governor for Connecticut and Rhode Island