Chapter I – Baltimore, Maryland

Chapter I – Baltimore, Maryland

HP_hamptonHouseFounded: 1892

History: Five ladies founded Chapter I with Mary Washington Keyser as its first President. Over the years the chapter has offered college scholarships, underwritten genealogical publications, and raised funds to preserve historical landmarks both locally and nationally.

Historic Preservation: Chapter I restored the parlor at Hampton National Historic Site  in Towson, Maryland and furnished the room with a collection of over 70 items on loan. The parlor bears the chapter’s name.


  • Chapter I contributes to “The Colonial Dames of America, Chapter I Fund” at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, which is used to support students accepted into the Summer Historical Archaeology Field School. Click here to learn about the 2014 recipients.
  • Chapter I supports two “Colonial Dames of America Scholars” pursuing degrees in History or American Studies at Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland. Read about the Quill and Compass Scholarships.