Author: N. Scholet

Keeping History Alive – WAMU, Autumn 2014

  From WAMU.ORG: "Laura Belman descends from not one, not two, but three signers of the Declaration of Independence: Samuel Chase of Maryland, Oliver Wolcott of Connecticut, and William Ellery of Rhode Island. And she knows exactly what you’re going to say. “You’re going to say, ‘How

2014 Fall Fundraiser Benefits MVHMG

Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen, curator of American Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, was the guest speaker October 28, 2014 at the CDA’s annual Fall Fundraiser. Held at the Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium in New York City, the proceeds of the evening benefitted the

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum

Owned and maintained by The Colonial Dames of America, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden presents the period of the Mount Vernon Hotel, which operated from 1826 until 1833. Constructed in 1799 as a carriage house for a 23-acre estate, and converted into the

Mount Vernon Hotel Garden

A walk through the garden takes the visitor out of the bustle of the city into a quiet, beautifully ordered oasis of shrubs, plants, and flowers. The garden is open to visitors to the Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum. In 1924, when The Colonial Dames of America

Preserving History at Home and Abroad – Summer 2014

Preserving History at Home and Abroad  By Sharri Whiting de Masi, Chair, CDA Communications Committee  From the The Social Register Observer: Since its founding in New York almost 125 years ago, The Colonial Dames of America has been distinctive for its international outreach, both in terms of

Abigail Adams Smith Ballroom

Conveniently located at 61st Street between 1st and York Avenues, the Abigail Adams Smith Ballroom offers a calm and elegant venue in the heart of New York City. A perfect choice for wedding receptions, dinner dances and holiday gatherings, as well as corporate events, this

2015 Book Awards Winners

The CDA Book Award Committee, chaired by Past President General Audrey Svensson, has announced the winners of the 2015 awards. Author Heath Hardage Lee will be present to receive the award and speak about the winning book, Winnie Davis: Daughter of the Lost Cause, at

2014 Book Awards Winners

2014 - A Disease in the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War by Thomas Fleming


L’Hermione is a full-sized replica of General Lafayette’s ship, also known as the Frigate of Liberty.  Chapter IV – Paris was a major sponsor of its Atlantic journey in 2015. On April 18th, L'Hermione departed from Aix, heading to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, where she made