Colonial Dames of America
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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 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.
Indianapolis Museum of Art, gift of the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Indiana
The first monument ever erected at the Spanish-American War Memorial (Arlington National Cemetery) by a society of women
A Colonial Dames historical marker at the Brunswick-Altamaha Canal
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