The mission of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Kentucky is to uphold the objectives of the national Society; to preserve and maintain Liberty Hall Historic Site museum as a public trust; to support public interest in history; and to stimulate a spirit of patriotism.


Board Members

PRESIDENT: Elizabeth Rightmyer; First VP/ P-E: Ann Fleming; Second  VP/ Museum Properties: Gwynne Potts; RECORDING SECRETARY: Marcey Broderson; CORRESPONDING SECRETARY: Maria Roach; TREASURER/Finance: Judy Cook; REGISTRAR: Adnee Hamilton; HISTORIAN: Myra Prewitt; PAST-PRESIDENT: Janie Pappas.


Committees of the Board of Directors

COMMMUNICATIONS/ MARKETING: Jennie K. Leavell; DEVELOPMENT: Harriet Wood; HISTORICAL ACTIVITIES: Lee Best, Louise Medaris; HUMAN RESOURCES: Susan Coblin; MEMBERSHIP: Ellen Bland, Hollis Willig; PATRIOTIC SERVICE: Lisette Markham; PROGRAMS: Peggy Graddy; STRATEGIC PLANNING: Mary Helen Myles; AT-LARGE: Julie Davis, Weesie Douglass, Sarah Grimmer, Betsy Lankford, Leslie Miller; EX-OFFICIO- DUMBARTON HOUSE: Janie Pappas; EX-OFFICIO- GUNSTON HALL: Kit Davis; EX-OFFICIO- SULGRAVE: Muffy Stuart.


Patriotic Service


purpose to support the education of early American History.


Three times a year Dames participate in the Naturalization Ceremonies welcoming new Americans to Citizenship  explaining the historical significance of the NSCDA and  presenting each one with  a flag pin and a copy of the BILL of RIGHTSThis is a 45 -60 minute ceremony depending on the number of new citizens to be sworn in. 



Goods are ordered and donated-usually different dentist donate tooth brushes and toothpaste. Donations are collected to cover the charge of the supplies comes from donations by Dames at the November and April General Meetings-take basket for the donations to the meetings. Purchased good-toiletries from The Dollar Store are ordered using the Tax Exempt form, boxes and ribbon from Baughman Paper Co., in Lexington. Socks were purchased from Sam’s Club.


Historical Activities

The National Historical Activities Committee works in the fields of research, preservation, restoration and education, according to the Objects of the Society as set forth in Article II of the NSCDA Constitution. The Corporate Societies across the United States use the guidelines and five national sponsored projects as a starting place and then, depending upon the interest of the membership, chose specific projects or programs.


NSCDA-KY has such as enjoyed trips to historic sites, cleaning cemetery stones of the Brown family in the Frankfort Cemetery, hosting book groups in Louisville and Lexington, transcription of letters in the Liberty Hall collections, and other projects throughout the years. We work to preserve the past and educate the public as well as our members.


We are Entrusted With History’s Future!





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Contact Us


For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: (502) 227-2560 or fill out the following form.

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National Society of Colonial Dames in Kentucky (NSCDA-KY)


c/o Liberty Hall Historic Site

202 Wilkinson Street

Frankfort, KY 40601


Tel:  (502) 227-2560