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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...

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...

5.19.20 – 2020 Book Awards

[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] See all 2020 Book Award winners...

5.10.20 – Happy Mothers Day

[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]Mrs. Elizabeth Freake (1642-1712) & Baby Mary (1674-1752), the 8th and youngest child of John & Elizabeth Freake. Artist unknown, American, late 17th century. Courtesy of the Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]See more on the Art Museums of...