More than 100 years ago, 30 women from across the state of Ohio banded to together to form the Ohio Dames. Their first project was to purchase and save the Ohio Company Land Office (1788) at Marietta which we later donated to the Campus Martius Museum. Their second project was to write the history of the thirteen colonies and place theise histories in public schools where they were circulated for years. From the beginning, Ohio Dames were actively involved in historical preservation and education of our children. This is a history we can be proud of.
We are all about keeping America's history alive. In fact, the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America actively promotes our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service, and educational projects. In this 21st Century, the NSCDA is responsible for educating its membership and the American people about the values and principles set forth by our Founding Fathers that shaped our culture, and for demonstrating the relevance of America's history of liberty and freedom to a responsible citizenship. Implementation of national, regional, and local projects, incorporated with the assets and information available through the resource center of our national headquarters at Dumbarton House, will unify our members and inspire all Dames and the American community.