National Society of Colonial Dames of America – Minnesota Chapter
Minnesota Dames: Ramsey House
Minnesota Dames: Ramsey House
February 9
February Board Meeting
The Dames board will meet in the Rothschild Room, Minnesota History Center, St. Paul. Click the link below for directions. ...

March 26
March Board Meeting
The Dames board will meet via GoToWebinar. Login information will be sent to members of the Board of Managers in March 2019.

March 28
NSCDA Regional Conference 2019
The Louisiana Society of NSCDA is very excited to host the next Regional Conference.   We are inviting not only the two Regions but anyone ...

April 6
April member meeting
The April member meeting will be a tour and box lunch of the newly refurbished Bell Museum. For information on the museum and its collections, ...

May 4
Annual meeting
The Como Park Conservatory will be the venue for our 2019 annual meeting. For information and directions, go to this link.

Minnesota Dames Included in U of M newsletter

The photo and note below was included in the most recent Global U: Spotlight on Teaching, Research and Engagement from the University of Minnesota. 
Way to go Meryl, Katharine, and Ann!
Global U Spotlight
For the full issue, click here.

Minnesota Dames tour LeDuc House

Minnesota Dames toured the William and Mary LeDuc house in Hastings for their fall program. Visit our Gallery for photos of our tour. Built between 1862 and 1866, the LeDuc estate's Gothic Revival design was selected by Mary Bronson LeDuc while General William LeDuc was away fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Construction delays and cost overruns  due to the war were among the many financial setbacks faced by the family. The original estimates were that the house would cost under $5,000, but the final bill was $30,000 despite compromises like substituting pinewood fireplaces when marble had been in the original plans. We learned of William and Mary's lives and those of their four children, including a delightful escapade described in a tour of the library. Several of our Dames remembered Carroll Simmons, the antiques dealer who donated the house for preservation. Despite the chill, it was an enjoyable tour and is well worth the visit for those of you who were not able to join us. Thanks go to Kathleen Boe, Marian Bond, Kitty Petit and Jennifer Peterson for planning and executing our visit, including carpools. 

Dames Support History Day 2018

The annual History Day Contest, conducted in March 2018, involved more than 5,000 young scholars at regional and state History Day events. The Minnesota society once again awarded prizes for History Day day entries in the area of American Colonial History, and several Minnesota Dames served as volunteer judges.
The 2018-2019 theme is "Triumph & Tragedy in History." Minnesota Dames will continue to sponsor prizes and provide volunteer judges.
Minnesota History Day is sponsored by the Minnesota Historical Society in partnership with the University of Minnesota. 

International Scholarships Awarded

For more than 60 years, Minnesota Dames have provided scholarships to international students at the University of Minnesota. The 2018 recipients are Mosunmoluwa Oyenuga, United States, Christopher Ajala, Nigeria, and Yedam Ho, United States, 
In 2017, six international scholars, from Canada, Ghana, South Africa, Uganda, and Nigeria, received scholarships. The scholarships are awarded annually in partnership with the University of Minnesota.