Colonial Dames of America

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National Headquarters at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum in New York City

The Colonial Dames of America (CDA) is an American organization composed of women who are descended from an ancestor who lived in British America from 1607–1775, and was of service to the colonies by either holding public office, being in the military, or serving the Colonies in some other "eligible" way.

The National Headquarters is at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum in New York City, which was purchased by the CDA in 1924.

History[edit]

The organization was founded in 1890, shortly before the founding of two similar societies, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In the early 2000's the National Society of Colonial Dames of America in the State of West Virginia were responsible for saving the Craik-Patton House from demolition and relocating it.

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Binheim, Max; Elvin, Charles A (1928). Women of the West; a series of biographical sketches of living eminent women in the eleven western states of the United States of America. Retrieved 8 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  2. ^ Johnson, Anne (1914). Notable women of St. Louis, 1914. St. Louis, Woodward. p. 166. Retrieved 17 August 2017. This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  3. ^ Adelaide Hamilton at Find a Grave