The 2020 CDA Fall Benefit was held virtually on Friday, October 16th.
Celebrate the 130th anniversary of the Society’s Gilded Age founding with a talk by Shelby Carr on her new book, The Queen of Denver: Louise Sneed Hill and the Emergence of Modern High Society.
Proceeds will go to fund the initiatives of the Mount Vernon Hotel Museum (built in 1799), which is wholly owned and operated by The Colonial Dames of America.
Click here to view or print the event program.
Friday, October 16, 2020
7 pm ET: Cocktails and musical performance by renowned pianist and Colonial Dame Adryn Sumner
7:30 pm ET: Author and Colonial Dame Shelby Carr
View recipes to enjoy at home during the benefit.
About Shelby Carr:
Shelby Carr has a background in history, historic preservation, genealogy, and museum work. Her new book is The Queen of Denver: Louise Sneed Hill and the Emergence of Modern High Society. She is a member of the Parent Chapter of CDA.
More about Shelby and her book.
Order a personalized copy of the book by emailing [email protected].
Watch the official book trailer here.
About Adryn Sumner:
Adryn Sumner is a classical pianist and founder of Lit Classical. She is also First Vice President of CDA Chapter XXXI – South Carolina.
More about Adryn.
Watch the performance.
View Adryn’s official Facebook page.
Chapter XXIV – Atlanta
Jennifer Wallace Dobbs
Suzanne Boone Katz
Carol M. Lynch
Angela Parks Masand
Virginia Hurtes Rouse
William Told, Jr.
Douglas Reid Weimer
Toni K. Wirth
Chapter II – Philadelphia
Chapter XXIII – Virginia
Peggy Parker Johnson
Ann Robinson King
Karen M. Stetler
Julia D. Thieriot
Miller Gaffney Thomas
Chapter XXII – Michigan, in memory of Eva Lomerson Collins, Founding Chapter President