HISTORY: The Colonial Dames originated in New York. These founding members became known as the Parent Chapter as women in other cities organized into their own chapters.
CHAPTER PROJECT: The chapter is dedicated to the preservation and maintenance of The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden, part of the Society’s headquarters. As the CDA’s local members, we are active as volunteers, advisors, and fundraisers. The museum is accredited by the AAM and interpreted as it would have appeared in the 1830s, when the building served as a fashionable day resort near New York City.