New Chairman For Liberty County Historical Commission

LIBERTY, January 23, 2013 - The Liberty County Historical Commission elected Linda Jamison of Dayton as new chairman, Monday, January 21st at its annual business meeting.  Ms. Jamison will replace Kevin Ladd who has served the commission as chairman for 20 years.  Other officers elected are James B. Sterling, III, Vice-Chairman; Darlene Mott, Secretary and Klint Bush, Treasurer. 

L to R, Kevin Ladd, outgoing chairman; Linda Jamison, chairman; James B. Sterling III, vice-chairman; Klint Bush, treasurer. Missing is Darlene Mott, secretary.

Ms. Jamison is past Regent of the Libertad Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution and is presently State Chairman for DAR Good Citizens; she is past President of the Franklin Hardin Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas and served as State Chairman of the San Jacinto Battlefield Committee.  She also served as President of the Liberty County Genealogical Society, is a member of Colonial Dames of America 17th Century, Huguenot Society, Society of Boonesborough and many other lineage and historical societies.  Ms. Jamison was honored last summer at NSDAR Continental Congress in Washington, D.C. with a national award for a chapter project in historic preservation and as author of a “Special Projects Grant.”   The grant and matching funds raised by Libertad Chapter under her leadership were used for part of the interior restoration in the historic Cleveland-Partlow House.

The newly elected board has a broad ranging plan to revitalize the commission and grow its membership.  Committees for historical markers, survey of cemeteries and endangered sites, locating the 1818 French settlement Champ d’ Asile, training and reporting, special events and fundraising were formed.  Plans are being made to design a new historical commission website, create commission brochures to promote historic preservation and tourism, protect county historic cemeteries by seeking “Historic Texas Cemetery” designations, and special fundraising events.  The first event sponsored by the Liberty County Historical Commission will be a “Ghost Tour” to be held in late October.  This event will uncover the history of some of Liberty County’s past residents, famous and infamous. 

The Liberty County Historical Commission meets quarterly and is dedicated to protecting and preserving historic and prehistoric resources for the use, education, enjoyment and economic benefit of present and future generations. LCHC is an arm of the county government and commission members are appointed by the Commissioner’s Court.  If you are a member of a club or other organization in Liberty County and are interested in a speaker from the commission or interested in becoming involved in the commission and would like to seek appointment, please contact Linda Jamison at 936-258-9141 or email: linda4aud@imsday.com .

 

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