Connecticut officials will receive the State Tartan Stone at the Connecticut State Library on July 27, 2016

 

Connecticut officials will receive the state tartan stone from stone carver Frank Maurer, on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:00 a.m., at the Connecticut State Library.  Connecticut will be the 34th state to receive one of his beautifully carved stones, which showcases prized native features, such as the state bird, leaf and insect.  The U.S. Senate passed a Resolution declaring Tartan Day in 1998 and as a national day of recognition in 2008. The date, April 6, holds particular importance as it was when Robert the Bruce of Scotland wrote the Declaration of Arbroath, which sought Scottish independence.