Readings From The CDA Archives

Members are cordially invited to a virtual event


“She Rode On A Wheel” – Readings from the Archives


Celebrate CDA’s 130th anniversary year with a festive event
featuring letters and history from the Society’s first ten years.


Sponsored by the Parent Chapter Fellowship Committee.


Monday, December 7th, 2020 | 6:00 PM ET
Online via Zoom


Rsvp to Space is limited.
Zoom credentials will be emailed to registrants on Friday, December 4th.

About the Reading and Performers


The title of the reading performance, “She Rode On a Wheel,” comes from a line in a poem written by US Senator Chauncey Depew about these remarkable ladies of the 1890s. Learn more about the founders of CDA through their letters, artfully brought to life by current members 130 years later.


This event will feature the talents of three contemporary Colonial Dames: Christine Jones, a professional actress of stage and film; Sally Lee, a professional actress and director; and Dara Brown, a professional actress and current news anchor and senior producer for Daniel Steffens, who spent six years broadcasting with National Public Radio, will read the parts of all the men. Daniel Steffens is a husband and father of Dames and the son-in-law of CDA’s late Verifying Genealogist, Pat Bereday.


This event is organized by 1st Vice President Beverley Sherrid, who also chairs the Parent Chapter Fellowship Committee and the Library and Archives Committee.