St. James Church – Sulgrave, England

The Church of St. James the Less is near Sulgrave Manor, England, which is the ancestral home of the Washington family. The Colonial Dames of America and its chapters donated a pipe organ in 1930 in memory of Mrs. William Warner Hoppin, Mrs. John Lyon Gardiner, and Mrs. James Watson Gerard.

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Sulgrave Manor – Sulgrave, England

The CDA and its chapters made major contributions to the restoration of Sulgrave Manor, ancestral home of the Washington family, including funds toward refinishing the main room.

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Kenmore – Fredericksburg, VA

Kenmore is the only surviving structure from the Kenmore plantation in Fredericksburg, VA. It was the home of Fielding and Betty Washington Lewis, the sister of George Washington. CDA contributed the furnishings in the upstairs guest bedroom, where Gen. Lafayette was known to have stayed.

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Abingdon Episcopal Church – White Marsh, VA

The Abingdon Episcopal Church was built from plans drawn by Sir Christopher Wren. Chapter I – Baltimore contributed to the restoration of the church (founded 1668) in 1898 as one of its first historic preservation projects.

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The Ephriam McDowell House – Danville, KY

The late 18th century McDowell House and Apothecary is a National Historic Landmark and the former home of Dr. Ephraim McDowell, the “father of abdominal surgery.” Chapter IX – Lexington, KY, furnished a bedroom in the house and continues to support the museum.

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Holy Trinity (Old Swedes) Church – Wilmington, DE

Chapter I-Baltimore, Chapter II – Philadelphia, and the Society made a major contribution to the restoration, including pews and the original brick and stone aisle. (Reference: Colonial Churches, A Series of Sketches in the Original Colony of Virginia, 1897, Southern Churchman Company, Richmond, Va.)

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The Chase-Lloyd House – Annapolis, MD

Chapter I – Baltimore made a significant contribution to the restoration of the Colonial Dining Room in the home of Samuel Chase, signer of the Declaration of Independence. The room features silver door knobs and hinges, as well as mahogany woodwork.

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Pohick Church – Fairfax County, VA

This 1772 church was built from plans drawn by George Washington. CDA contributions enables multiple restorations, including the pulpit, stair, sounding board, and reredos.


The Letters to Washington

Letters to Washington and Accompanying Papers, in five volumes, was published in 1906 through the generosity of The Colonial Dames and its chapters. Chapter II – Philadelphia presented a set of the books to the Library at Valley Forge.
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Hampton Mansion – Towson, MD

The property on which the Hampton Mansion was constructed was originally part of the Northampton land grant given to Col. Henry Darnall, a relative of Lord Baltimore, in 1695. In 2014, Chapter I -Baltimore celebrated its sixty-fourth year of continual support of the mansion. Among the chapter’s contributions is the music room.

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