Author: N. Scholet

Regional Meeting Held in Dallas – September 2nd, 2015

Representatives of Texas chapters met in Dallas September 2, 2015 for a Regional Meeting facilitated by Brantley Knowles, Second Vice President and Chairman of the Chapter Liaison Committee for Special Initiatives, and BOM member Charlotte Christian. The meeting was held at the home of Chapter

New Downloads: CDA Brochure and 125th Anniversary Video

*Our CDA1890 website has been upgraded to a higher security level, making your exploration of the site even safer. We will continue to refine and upgrade the site, always striving to support our CDA Brand and to protect our members and information. *The video produced for

Help Maintain Our Unique Garden

Help Maintain Our Unique Garden, an Oasis in the City of New York Our wonderful CDA garden at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden needs your help now. Fall planting, ivy cleanup, and soil replenishment must be done very soon in order to prepare for

CDA 125th Anniversary Annual Meeting held in NYC

The 125th Annual Meeting of The Colonial Dames of America was held in New York May 2-4, 2015. The weekend program of events began May 2 with the Executive Council Meeting at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium. Chapter presidents, delegates, members and Board of Managers members

Social Register Observer – Summer 2015

The Colonial Dames of America is celebrating its 125th Anniversary in 2015. Founded in New York in May 1890 by Mrs. John King Van Rensselaer, the CDA (or “Society”) is the oldest women’s lineage society focusing on the Colonial period. A new website,, was launched

CDA Republishes Historic Book of Letters

Pages in Azure and Gold, a volume of letters originally published in 1915 on the occasion of the 25th Anniversary of the Society, has been republished by CDA to commemorate its 125th Anniversary and to benefit The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (MVHGM). The

The Little Hotel That Couldn’t – New York Times, March 2015

"The Colonial Dames of America own and operate the museum, having purchased it in 1924 to use as their headquarters. Originating as a carriage house in 1799, the building later served as a country hotel, the Mount Vernon, and then had turns as a private

The President General’s Anniversary Project

This 125th anniversary, the President General has chosen to make the restoration of the MVHMG as her special project. Donations are earmarked for restoration and repair of the facade of The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, including the balcony. $100[wp_cart_button name="MVHMG Restoration Fund" price="$100"]$250[wp_cart_button name="MVHMG

donation test post

CDA General Operating Fund What is the money going to be used for? How much does this much pay for. A plea for funds? $100[wp_cart_button name="CDA General Operating Fund" price="$100"] $250[wp_cart_button name="CDA General Operating Fund" price="$250"] $500[wp_cart_button name="CDA General Operating Fund" price="$500"] $1000[wp_cart_button name="CDA General Operating Fund" price="$1000"] $1890[wp_cart_button name="CDA General