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National Society of Colonial Dames of America - Fort Worth Group


The Texas Society of the NSCDA was chartered in 1898. The Fort Worth Group had its beginnings five years later when Mrs. Louis J. Wortham, wife of an Austin newspaperman, joined the Texas Society. In 1906, when her husband became the first editor of the Fort Worth Star, Mrs. Wortham carried her enthusiasm for this patriotic organization to her new community. She became the chairman of the Fort Worth Group. Exactly when the group first met has not been established, but by 1910 the group was receiving information from the state and national societies and by 1920 regular meetings were being held beginning in 1920. Since then the Fort Worth Group has been active, preserving and encouraging the study of America’s colonial heritage.


The records were donated in 1995 by the group.

Scope and Contents Note

The collection consists of five manuscripts boxes and four scrapbooks dated from 1919 - 1993. The records include membership directories, minutes, bulletins, correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials created by the local, state, and national societies.

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Last updated: Sept. 18, 2014