CDA News

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...

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...