CDA News

March 18th 2016 – 2016 CDA BOOK AWARDS ANNOUNCED

Sixty-five years ago, in 1951, The Colonial Dames of America inaugurated its prestigious Book Awards. On March 10, 2016, the Book Award Committee, chaired by Past President General Audrey Svensson, announced the exciting 2016 awards, which will be presented at the CDA Annual Meeting and

February 8th, 2016 – New CDA Chapters Announced

Brantley Knowles, Second Vice President of CDA and chair of the Liaison Committee for Special Initiatives: Chapter Development, Regional Meetings, and Inter-Society Activities, has announced the formation of three new chapters of The Colonial Dames of America. Chapter XXXVII-New Orleans received its charter in mid-2015.  Chapter

OCT 21, 2015 – CDA Fall Benefit Supports MVHMG Education Programs

"Turning Points", the theme of the 2015 fall benefit for The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, celebrated the Colonial Dames of America in the 1960s and 70s, by whose efforts the Society restored the museum, conserved its collection, purchased the adjoining property for offices,

Jan 12, 2016 – Dames Travel to View Gardens in Rye, NY

Bundled against the January cold, thirteen Colonial Dames and candidates, joined MVHMG director Terri Daly to visit the Jay Heritage Center’s exhibit, “Mary Rutherfurd Jay, Garden Architect.“ The Greek Revival mansion in Rye, NY,  was built in 1838, making it a contemporary of CDA’s own Mount Vernon

Fall Museum Benefit Set for October 21, 2015

The CDA fall benefit for the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, is set for October 21, 2015. The annual event will support the education programs of our museum, which is owned and operated by the CDA and accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. All

Summer 2015: CDA Celebrates Historic Events

It was a summer of history, when Dames represented our Society across the world. President General Sharon Vaino and Second Vice President General Brantley Knowles were involved in the events in the UK surrounding the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. Pictured at

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