Dacie Moses House History
Dacie's House in the 1870s (courtesy of Carleton Archives)
1870 - House at 110 Union Street is built by Ira Sumner.
1883 - Candace (Dacie) Kelley is born on January 26.
1904 - Royal Moses graduates from Carleton College.
1906 - Dacie Kelley and Royal Moses marry on September 17.
1907 - Dacie and Royal's son Rounce Moses is born December 21.
1919 - Dacie begins work in the Carleton Treasurer's office in September.
1922 - Dacie and her family move to 110 Union Street.
1930 - Rounce graduates from Carleton College.
1936 - The Northfield Male Chorus (of which Royal was a member) practices at the home of Dacie and Royal Moses, and will continue to do so for the next 25 years.
1947 - The tradition of Sunday brunches with Carleton students and other friends has been established, and it has continued uninterrupted ever since.
1951 - Dacie retires from the Treasurer's office on June 30.
1952 - Dacie begins working part-time in the Carleton Library in January.
1955 - The Carleton Singing Knights (a male a cappella group) is founded.
1959 - Royal is awarded a Carleton Alumni Citation for service to the college and students.
1960 - Royal Moses dies on July 8; Dacie increases to working full-time in the Carleton Library on September 1.
1963 - Dacie's son Rounce dies on April 6.
1969 - Dacie is awarded an honorary Masters Degree by Carleton College; she retires from the Carleton Library at Christmas.
1975 - Dacie is given an Exceptional Service Award by the Carleton Alumni Association.
1981 - Dacie dies on January 3, leaving her home to Carleton College.
1981 - The Knightingales (a female a cappella group) is founded.
1984-85 - Dacie Moses House renovated under a special grant from Carleton College.
2006 - The position of Dacie Moses House Coordinator is established; the Coordinator is on the staff of the Dean of Students Office, lives in the upstairs apartment, and supervises the activities of the house.
2014 - The history of Dacie and her house is memorialized in The Cookie House: A Graphic Memoir by Megan Dolezal '13.