Octagon House, A museum of the Decorative Arts of the Colonial and Federal Periods, San Francisco.

About the Octagon House

NSCDA: Entrusted with
History’s Future.

About The NSCDA

California Society includes Northern California, Monterey Peninsula, Los Angeles-Pasadena-Santa Barbara and San Diego.

About the California Society

Educational scholarships for Washington Workshops and other educational awards.

Congressional Essay Contest

We proudly support our Veterans and Active Military Families

Patriotic Service

History shows that the remembrance of a nation’s glory in the past stimulates to national greatness in the future.


Historic buildings and places offer invaluable opportunities to experience America’s rich heritage.

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Citizenship projects support our veterans and active military families, new immigrants and local communities and libraries.

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The NSCDA-CA essay contest provides a no-cost opportunity for local students to visit Washington D.C. with the Washington Workshops Foundation.

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The National Society of Colonial Dames in America in California is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization with approximately 500 members located throughout the state. The NSCDA-CA is one of more than 40 state societies of The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. Our mission is to: actively promote our national heritage through historical preservation, patriotic service and educational projects.