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9.23.20 – Kathy Springhorn Wedding Announcement

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The Colonial Dames of America Is pleased to announce the marriage of Miss Kathleen Elizabeth Springhorn and Mr. Thomas John Dillman. They were married Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Lago Mar Beach Resort & Club in Fort...

9.20.20 – Jamestown Gate Rededication Anniversary

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] CDA MEMORIES Last year, September 2019 the CDA JAMESTOWN MEMORIAL GATES were rededicated on Jamestown Island, Virginia - site of the first permanent English settlement in North America 1607. The CDA Rededication ceremony took place after $40,000 restoration paid...

8.23.20 – “Queen of Denver” at the Brown Palace Hotel

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Shelby Carr is a Parent Chapter member and author of the new book The Queen of Denver. Enjoy her entertaining narrative about Louise Sneed Hill as she ruled over Denver's high society during the Gilded Age during the...

8.15.20 – Knowles’ 50th Wedding Anniversary

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column][vc_single_image image="9977" img_size="full" qode_css_animation=""][vc_empty_space height="25px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] CDA wishes a happy 50th Wedding Anniversary to a very special couple - CDA President General Brantley Bolling Knowles and her husband Peter Knowles! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] The Knowles were able...

8.8.20 – CDA Insignia Refurbishment

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] The new option to refurbish CDA insignia can completely change the look of an old insignia. Pictured here is an example courtesy of CDA Chapter XX-Los Angeles President Shari Worrell. The "before" on the left shows faded ribbon...

8.7.20 – Hearst Fellows Symposium

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text] Thank you to all the Dames that attended last week's Virtual Hearst Fellows Symposium by the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (MVHM)! [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text] Hearst Fellow Maya Coleman presented on the African-American experience in New York City after the...

7.20.20 – A Writer’s 1829 Visit to the MVHM&G

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]In the early 1800s, Mount Vernon was located far from the city, which barely existed past 14th Street. The hotel was originally built as the carriage house for the planned country estate for Abigail Adams Smith (President Adams’...

7.6.20 – Col. Joseph Coleman Hart (1798-1855)

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Col. Joseph Coleman Hart was a "Renaissance Man," although he was best known to CDA as the founder & proprietor of The Mount Vernon Hotel (now Museum), a day hotel in New York’s Upper East Side in the...

7.2.20 – MVHM&G Collection: “Fancy Chairs”

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]The six maple fancy chairs around the dining table in the Lower Hall of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum are perfect for engaging school groups. The chairs, which date to approximately 1820, were assembly-line produced. To involve the...

6.28.20 – Pohick Church Goes Live

[vc_row row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" text_align="left" background_animation="none" css_animation=""][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Pohick Church (1774) is an important colonial church in Virginia. Restored by CDA & several CDA Chapters in the early 20th century, this was the church of George Mason IV (Founding Father) and George Washington. A plaque within...