CDA News

3.20.18 – CDA Names 2018 Book Awards Winners

The Colonial Dames of America has named the winners of its 2018 Book Awards. The awards will be presented at the Society’s Annual Meeting in New York April 30, 2018. Past President General Audrey Svensson is Chairman of the CDA Book Awards Committee....

1.18.18 – CDA Past PG Charlotte Armstrong 1927-2017

Charlotte P. Armstrong, a trailblazer for women’s equality and former President General of The Colonial Dames of America (2000-2003), passed away in December, 2017, in Camden, Maine. A native of Boston, she graduated from Harvard Law School in 1953, a member of the first class...

Holiday Party 2017

The Colonial Dames of America celebrated the end of the 2017 in seasonal style. Click for more photos of the special holiday event....

11.21.17 – 2017 Year End Appeal

To make your donation online, click on the links below to go directly to the designated giving areas in the CDA Online Store. There is a place on your order form to indicate the specific amount you wish to donate, as well as any notes...

10.30.17 – CDA Fall Benefit Enjoys Record Success

The Colonial Dames of America raised a record amount at its annual Fall Benefit held October 11, 2017 at Doubles Club in Manhattan. Proceeds are earmarked to support the educational initiatives at the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, which is is wholly owned and...

5.9.17 – CDA Annual Meeting in NYC

The 127th Annual Meeting of the CDA was held the weekend of April 29-May 1, 2017 in Manhattan. President General Sharon Vaino presided over three days of activities centered around The Colonial Dames of America and the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, wholly owned...

5.1.17 – Mount Vernon Hotel Museum Wish List

Do you have any books, newspapers, or other small objects from 1800-1835? Look your bookcase, check your china cabinet, explore the attic, take a peek in the piano bench....

11.20.16 – CDA YEAR-END APPEAL

During the past year, your donations have been used to introduce a CDA online store, update systems, and offer more efficient services to chapters. The CDA is exploring ways to use its real estate holdings more effectively, and to serve the surrounding medical community through...

9.10.16 – CDA1890 NEWS ROUNDUP

The deadline for purchasing tickets for the upcoming CDA Fall Benefit in Washington, DC, is September 14, 2016. The benefit will be held September 22, 2016. If you would like to support the benefit, please go to cda1890.org to donate or buy tickets. ...