Pottsboro, Texas – Preston Trail Chapter Historic Preservation Committee Chair, Lisa Lettie and members were greatly honored to receive a 1st Place Certificate of Appreciation from the Texas Society for their project of historical preservation at the Frontier Village. Three local libraries, Sherman, Denison and Pottsboro eliminated their genealogical departments and offered all data to Grayson County Frontier Village located at Denison, Texas as a new depository. Frontier Village is a replica frontier town, made up of buildings that have been relocated onsite in order to preserve their individual histories while offering visitors a glimpse of frontier life for early Texas settlers. Over 20,000 books, and other genealogical items were received, sorted, logged into a searchable database and re-shelved in a temporary building for all those wishing to do family research for the Grayson County area. A permanent building with the proper ventilation and preservation capability is planned.
The other members of the committee were Dr. Charla Harris, Rhetta Schultz, Margaret Alverson, Sherry Collins and Terisa Wilson.
The Preston Trail NSDAR chapter Daughters also adopted a cabin (Price/Shaw) located at the Village. Adopting the cabin requires the commitment to clean, decorate for the seasons, act as docents for activities at the Village while dressed in period costumes.
A special project grant sponsored by Preston Trail for the re-chinking of the Price/Shaw cabin was approved by the DAR National Society in April 2019. Dr. Charla Harris and Dr. Teal Gray of the Frontier Village were also instrumental in writing the grant request. Completion of the re-chinking is to be completed by June 2020.
Many more of the historic buildings at the Frontier Village need funds for badly needed restoration work.
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The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote historic preservation, education and patriotism. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 177,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world’s largest and most active service organizations. DAR members are committed to volunteer service having served more than 12.5 million hours in communities throughout the world during the past three years. To learn more about the work of today’s DAR, visit www.DAR.org or connect with DAR on social media at facebook.com/TodaysDAR, twitter.com/TodaysDAR and youtube.com/TodaysDAR.