April 26-29, 2024 – Annual Meeting

April 26-29, 2024 – Annual Meeting





Friday, April 26th       


1799: The Year of Wonders

6:30 PM

Union Club

101 E. 69th Street

In the same year that merchant William Robinson built what is today the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum, the world was undergoing an age of discovery, invention and powerful political changes that would transform the world forever. In this presentation by Lisa Pennington and David Furlow, come find out about the people and objects that astonished the world in 1799 and built the foundations of our modern era! The fee for this event was waived for all members of the 1890 Society courtesy of the President General.


Saturday, April 27th         


MVHM&G Anniversaries Gala

6:30 PM – Cocktails

7:30 PM – Dinner                     

Colony Club

564 Park Avenue

The Colonial Dames of America is excited to announce a white-tie gala will be held Saturday, April 27, 2024, at the Colony Club in New York City, and will feature The Bob Hardwick Sound. This event is the first such gathering of the Society since 2019 and will mark the official kick-off of the yearlong MVHM&G Anniversaries Fundraising Campaign. All proceeds from the gala will benefit the campaign.


Sunday, April 28th         


Council of Proprietors Toast

and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

for Museum Shop Reopening

3:30 PM

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

421 East 61st Street

(For Council of Proprietors, Chapter Presidents, Museum Committee, Board of Managers, PPGs, and special guests)

Just prior to the Garden Party, a special Council of Proprietors Toast at 3:00 pm for members of the Council of Proprietors, Chapter Presidents, and the Museum Committee, as part of a ribbon cutting ceremony for the grand reopening of the refurbished and restocked MVHM&G gift shop.

CDA Garden Party

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden

Entrance from 417 East 61st Street

The Annual Garden Party will be held from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm (Sunday, April 28th) in the Abigail Adams Smith Ballroom and MVHM&G. The winners of this year’s CDA’s Annual Book Award, Citation, and Young Readers Award will be celebrated during the Garden Party as well.


Monday, April 29th         


Reading of Chapter Reports

10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Beverage Reception

11:15 AM – 11:45 AM

134th Annual Luncheon and Meeting

11:45 AM – 2:00 PM 

Colony Club

564 Park Avenue

The 134th Annual Meeting and Luncheon of The Colonial Dames of America will be held on Monday, April 29, 2024, 11:45 am-2:00 pm, at the Colony Club, 564 Park Ave, New York City.

The Reading of Chapter Reports will take place prior to the luncheon, from 10:00-11:15 am, during which annual reports from the chapter are presented. All Luncheon attendees are welcome and encouraged to add this inspiring event and learn more about the historic preservation and education activities carried out by fellow Dames.





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