Libertad Chapter Receives Award In Historic Preservation

LIBERTY, March 3, 2012 - Libertad Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution won first place in the state Historic Preservation Project Contest last week for work on the circa 1860 Cleveland-Partlow House at the TSDAR State Conference in San Antonio. Linda Jamison, Chapter Regent and Historic Preservation Chairman for Libertad, upon returning home, was notified that the chapter had also won the South Central Division award and their application had been forwarded to National for judging.

The National winner will be announced during the Historic Preservation Forum at Continental Congress in late June. The purpose of the contest is to recognize and honor an NSDAR chapter or state society that has completed an outstanding project in historic preservation. Projects could involve preserving a historic site, landmark, historic district, or property, all of which may be publicly, private, or DAR-owned. The project must be sponsored by an NSDAR chapter or state society and have been completed in the last two years. The purpose of the contest is to encourage all chapters and states to do historic preservation in their communities and states, throughout the nation.

Last year, Libertad Chapter applied for and received a NSDAR Special Projects Grant and with matching funds provided from sales of a chapter cookbook, Ladies of Libertad…..Legacies of the Past and a frozen food sale, were able to complete approximately one-half of the interior restoration work on the Cleveland-Partlow House. It was for this work on the Cleveland-Partlow House, an important and historically significant site in Liberty County, the chapter was honored.

The Daughters of the American Revolution presently has more than 165,000 members and 3000 chapters in the U.S. and internationally. Any woman 18 years or older, regardless of race, religion or ethnic background who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution is eligible for membership. DAR headquarters encompasses an entire downtown city block in Washington, D.C., very near the White House. It houses one of the nation’s premier genealogical libraries, one of the foremost collections of pre-industrial American decorative arts, Washington’s largest concert hall and an extensive collection of early American manuscripts and imprints.

The objectives of DAR are historic preservation, patriotism and education. Libertad Chapter meets on the 3rd Thursday evening of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Price Daniel Meeting Room behind the Cleveland-Partlow House on Grand Avenue. On March 22nd, Libertad will honor area schools and American History essay contest winners at the Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center in the Jean and Price Daniel home at 7:00 p.m. For more information please email: linda4aud@imsday.com or call 936-258-9141.

 

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