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Entrusted With History's Future

...as we tell the story of the West Virginia Dames

"Every post is honorable in which a man may serve his country."
George Washington


Dames support the Craik-Patton Museum House through financial support and as volunteers for School Days, Christmas and Spring historical tours. An Oral History Project preserves the unique stories of West Virginia Dames who have helped keep history alive in West Virginia.


To promote love of freedom and a love of the democratic way of life, the West Virginia Colonial Dames sponsor a high school essay contest and a college scholarship. They also welcome and educate new citizens in ceremonies at the Robert C. Byrd Courthouse in Charleston, West Virginia.


This furnished historic house with close ties to George Washington portrays the life and experience of the 1830s in America as our nation was founded. The West Virginia Colonial Dames saved and reconstructed the home in Daniel Boone Park on the banks of the Great Kanawha River.

Ruffner Cabin

Craik-Patton House

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2014 NSCDA-WV and Cabell County History Scholarship

On April 4, 2014, at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, the NSCDA in West Virginia and Cabell County history scholarship was awarded to an outstanding history student. Mrs. J. Churchill Hodges, past NSCDA-WV president, presented the $400 award to Ms. Haley Maynard, whose home is in the Huntington area….


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