Jerrie Townsend of Sherwood and Betty Harp of North Little Rock were among the members of the Chapter Thirty Four Arkansas of Colonial Dames of America who met recently at the Little Rock Arts Center.

The Honorable Judge Morris Arnold addressed the group. Judge Arnold spoke about Colonial Arkansas history, notably Arkansas Post and other areas in Arkansas. Judge Arnold referenced many of his comments from the variety of books he has written on Colonial Life in Arkansas.

Chapter Thirty Four meets twice a year at the Art Center. Ladies from all over the state of Arkansas are members of Chapter 34 CDA. Colonial Dames of America (CDA) is an international society of women members whose direct ancestors held positions of leadership in the Thirteen Colonies. The organization’s goals are education in American History and historical preservation. The CDA owns and maintains the accredited Mt. Vernon Hotel Museum and Garden in New York City. The Mt. Vernon Hotel, known previously as the Towle Mansion, was the oldest stone house in New York. Built in 1799, the Towle Mansion is the 8th oldest building in New York City.

Ladies having an acceptable ancestor and desiring more information about CDA may contact President Mary Reid Warner at 501-922-6598 or one of the members.