Author: N. Scholet

OCT 21, 2015 – CDA Fall Benefit Supports MVHMG Education Programs

"Turning Points", the theme of the 2015 fall benefit for The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, celebrated the Colonial Dames of America in the 1960s and 70s, by whose efforts the Society restored the museum, conserved its collection, purchased the adjoining property for offices,

Jan 12, 2016 – Dames Travel to View Gardens in Rye, NY

Bundled against the January cold, thirteen Colonial Dames and candidates, joined MVHMG director Terri Daly to visit the Jay Heritage Center’s exhibit, “Mary Rutherfurd Jay, Garden Architect.“ The Greek Revival mansion in Rye, NY,  was built in 1838, making it a contemporary of CDA’s own Mount Vernon

Book Awards Reading List 2015

Reviews: Reviewed by Melinda Waterhouse: The Wright Brothers By David McCullough Simon & Schuster 2015 This is a delightful book. McCullough is a wonderful storyteller, and the book is a great read and very informative. Although the subject matter was not of particular interest to

CDA Medallion

The medallion is a re-creation of a elegant and beautiful design used during much of CDA’s history. It is distinctive and clearly illustrates the year of our founding, and includes our much beloved “lady,” thirteen stars representing the original Colonies, and a chain which unifies

CDA Media and Branding Information

On the occasion of the 125th Anniversary of founding of The Colonial Dames of America, the Society rededicated itself to its original mission much as it did in 1915, when the Society marked its 25th Anniversary. A century ago an important question was asked and answered: "What

Fall Museum Benefit Set for October 21, 2015

The CDA fall benefit for the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, is set for October 21, 2015. The annual event will support the education programs of our museum, which is owned and operated by the CDA and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. All

Summer 2015: CDA Celebrates Historic Events

It was a summer of history, when Dames represented our Society across the world. President General Sharon Vaino and Second Vice President General Brantley Knowles were involved in the events in the UK surrounding the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Pictured at