National Society of Colonial Dames of America – Minnesota Chapter

Mission and Purpose

The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Minnesota

On October 8, 1896 the Minnesota Society was admitted to the National Society of The Colonial Dames of America with 14 charter members. This original group of women had ancestors that contributed to our country's founding. Currently 103 women whose ancestors were part of the colonial development of America are members. 

Our mission:
  •  To educate others about the stories of our founding and histories.
  •  To serve, honor, support and preserve history.
  •  To foster friendships bound by dedication to service to our country and communities.

Operating Year: May 2020 - April 2021

Board of Managers
Term expiring 2021: Mrs. Lucy Shepard
Term expiring 2021: Mrs. Susan McCarthy
Term expiring 2021: Mrs. Jill Rudnitski
Term expiring 2021: Mrs. Kitty Petit
Term expiring 2022: Ms. Lois Mackin
Term expiring 2022: Ms. Katharine Winston
Term expiring 2022: Mrs. Nancy Lindley
Term expiring 2022: Mrs. Katy Campbell
Term expiring 2022: Ms. Jennifer N Peterson
Term expiring 2022: Ms. Susan Dunnavan
Term expiring 2022: Ms. Rachel Eason
Term expiring 2023: Mrs. Carolynn Lund
Term expiring 2023: Ms. Tammis McMillan
Term expiring 2023: Ms. Ann Essling
Term expiring 2023: Ms. Jane Howard
Term expiring 2023: Mrs. Kathy Coward
President 2020-2021: Ms. Susan Dunnavan
First Vice President: Ms. Lois Mackin
Second Vice President: Mrs. Lucy Shepard
Corresponding Secretary: Mrs. Kitty Petit
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Carolynn Lund
Treasurer: Ms. Tammis McMillan
Historian: Mrs. Jill Rudnitski
Registrar: Ms. Ann Essling
Historical Activities: Ms. Jane Howard
Patriotic Service: Ms. Rachel Eason
Patriotic Service: Mrs. Katy Campbell
Program Co-Chair: Mrs. Kathy Coward
Program Co-Chair: Ms. Jennifer N Peterson
Museum Properties/Ramsey House: Ms. Katharine Winston
Lady of Dumbarton House: Mrs. Susan McCarthy
Regent of Gunston Hall: Mrs. Nancy Lindley
Ass. Trustee, Fr. of Sulgrave : Mrs. Kitty Petit