CDA News

11.27.2018 – Fall 2018 Newsletter

The Fall 2018 edition of the CDA newsletter has articles on the upcoming Holiday Party, the recent Fall Benefit, recent Society initiatives, and chapter and member highlights...

11.20.2018 – Tales in Azure and Gold: “The Flying Angel”

Chapter XIII President Jocelyn Lance shares about her saucy ancestor, Magdalena Dircks Volkertsen Hendricksen Rosencranz, a.k.a “The Flying Angel,” who lived in New Amsterdam under Dutch rule in the mid-1600s (today's New York City). ...

Fall 2018 – Message from the President General

Brantley Bolling Knowles, CDA's 38th President General, shares news about the latest activities of The Colonial Dames of America, including the 2018 Fall Benefit, office updates, and the great work being done by many of the Dames. ...

10.27.2018 – CDA Annual Fall Benefit Held October 17th

An elegant and successful evening at the venerable Union Club in Manhattan raised funds to benefit the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (MVHM&G), which is wholly owned and operated by The Colonial Dames of America....

8.24.2018 – Summer 2018 Newsletter

The Summer 2018 edition of the CDA newsletter has articles on the upcoming Fall Benefit, the recent Annual Meeting, recent Society initiatives, and chapter and member highlights...

8.22.18 – Three Dames Create New Website for International Hildreth Meière Association

The International Hildreth Meière Association has recently launched a new website.The International Hildreth Meière Association has recently launched a new website hildrethmeiere.org that encompasses almost all of American Art Deco muralist Hildreth Meière’s 100 commissions. The website was a collaborative project among three Dames: Hildreth...

Summer 2018 – Message from the President General

The Colonial Dames of America (CDA) has elected Brantley Bolling Knowles as the Society's 38th President General. She will serve a three-year term. Founded in May 1890, the CDA was the first hereditary lineage society for women focusing on the colonial period. With 40 chapters in...

Summer 2018 – Social Register Observer Article

"The Colonial Dames of America Celebrates a Century-Long Relationship" was published as an article in the Summer issue of the Social Register Observer. The article was written by Sharri Whiting De Masi, the CDA's Communications Committee Chair. The article shares about CDA's 2017 Fall Benefit,...

5.23.18 – 2018 CDA Annual Meeting

After six years as President General of The Colonial Dames of America, Sharon Worthing Vaino passed the gavel to new PG Brantley Carter Bolling Knowles at the 2018 Annual Meeting held in Manhattan April 28th-30th....

5.1.18 – CDA Elects 38th President General

The Colonial Dames of America (CDA) has elected Brantley Bolling Knowles as the Society's 38th President General. She will serve a three-year term. Founded in May 1890, the CDA was the first hereditary lineage society for women focusing on the colonial period. With 40 chapters in...