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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, best known only 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 1830’s....

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]According to “Meg’s Favorites,” the six maple fancy chairs around the dining table in the Lower Hall are perfect for engaging school groups. The chairs which date to approximately 1820 were assembly-line produced. To involve the students we...

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 colonial church in Virginia. Restored by CDA & several CDA Chapters in the early 20thc, this was the church of George Mason IV-founding father & George Washington-Father of our country. A...

6.20.20 – CHAPTER PROJECT: Oakland Cemetery

[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]Oakland Cemetery is a lovely scene of the historic cemetery in Atlanta, GA. CDA Chapter- XXIV has donated to the reinterpretation of a small cemetery building as exhibit space with funds awarded to the chapter by the CDA...

6.15.20 – MVHM&G: Virtual Concert ft. lutenist Christopher Morongiello

[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]On June 16th, 2020, Tuesday evening, the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden hosted a virtual concert, featuring lutenist Christopher Morongiello. It was a wonderful opportunity to experience the beautiful and unique sound of the lute.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="15px"][vc_column_text]The lute...

6.11.20 – Captain Samuel & Elizabeth Riddick Carr of Virginia

[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_column_text]Captain Carr and his wife Elizabeth Riddick Carr were married in 1768 and lived at “Dunlora”, a classical Jeffersonian-style brick house designed by a Virginia born architect. It is in Albemarle CO, VA. CAPT Carr was the son of...

6.9.20 – ANCESTOR SPOTLIGHT: Alexander Spotswood

[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]LT Governor Alexander Spotswood of Virginia is a qualifying ancestor for The CDA. He was joined on an westward expedition by numerous Prominent VA “grandees” with names such as Mason, Washington, Beverley, Fontaine, Taylor and Brooke. These gentlemen...

5.26.20 – CHAPTER SPOTLIGHT: Chapter II-Philadelphia

[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]Since refocusing it’s mission several years ago, Chapter II now gives a substantive scholarship to the University of Pennsylvania’s Stuart Weitzman School of Design. The recipient is typically a 2nd year graduate student, who is writing a thesis...

5.23.20 – Celebrating 130 Years

[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]Today marks the 130th anniversary of The Colonial Dames of America. The Society was founded on May 23, 1890, and became the first colonial lineage society for women in the United States. Learn more...