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Appreciating our Octagon House Volunteers

San Francisco History Expo 2015

Saturday,  February 28, 2015 – 11am to 5pm Sunday, March 1, 2015 – 11am to 4pm The Old Mint 88 Fifth Street at Mission Admission is $5, under 12 free No one will be turned read more

Ross, CA Octagon House

Interested in Octagon buildings?  View San Francisco architect, James Dixson’s presentation “Eight is Enough” on Orson Fowler, Octagon Houses and the Ross Octagon built in 1864.

New Octagon House Brochure!

The Octagon House in San Francisco is a house museum and the headquarters for The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in California.  We are delighted to share our new Octagon House brochure!   Download read more

Flag Day Celebration – Saturday, June 14, 2014

In honor of Francis Scott Key’s Star Spangled Banner 1814-2014,  The NSCDA-CA  celebrated with a singing party and Open House at Octagon House from 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM on June 14, 2014. A total of 50 family, friends, neighbors read more

Auction – April 3, 2014 Furnishings from Casa de Estudillo

Selected Furnishings from the Casa de Estudillo, Old Town, San Diego will be auctioned on Thursday, April 3, 2014. 8:00 AM -4:00 PM Preview: Tuesday, April 1, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM Wednesday, April 2 read more

Antiques Roadshow in Santa Clara June 7, 2014

The Antiques Roadshow is coming to Santa Clara on June 7, 2014. Apply for tickets at  

Each Monday NSCDA highlights a Historic Museum on Facebook

The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America is on Facebook! See Each Monday the NSCDA features one of the museum properties that the Colonial Dames own, maintain and/or support.

The Octagon House Celebrated its 150th Birthday in 2011

The Octagon House in San Francisco has many stories to tell.  Built in 1861 we celebrated its 150th Anniversary in 2011 and recounted its history in an article published by The Argonaut, the Journal of read more

Orson S. Fowler’s Book The Octagon House: A Home For All

The Octagon House was built in 1861 following the building trend that had swept America.  Interested? read the following excerpt from Orson S. Fowler’s Book:  The Octagon House – A Home For All. By 1857 at read more