Dacie Moses House History

Dacie's House in the 1870s.

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.