The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Texas actively promotes our national heritage through historic preservation, patriotic service and educational projects. The NSCDA in Texas owns and operates the Neill-Cochran House Museum in Austin, Texas.
Preservation Austin honors NSCDA-TX with the Merit Award for Restoration in 2016.

Friends of the NCHM honored Joe Pinnelli for his Leadership in Historic Preservation: The 2017 Abner Cook Award – April 13, 2017.


Listen to Historian Patrick Cox’s story published in the Texas Standard of how the Texas Dames convinced Congress to name the Bluebonnet the State Flower, and how John Nance Garner became “Cactus Jack.”
Photo Credit: Anthology Photography