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Terrell Preservation Society receives award

Edgar W. Duskin, president of Terrell County Historic Preservation Society, accepts the award and is shown with other DAR officials and Terrell County leaders.

Edgar W. Duskin, president of Terrell County Historic Preservation Society, accepts the award and is shown with other DAR officials and Terrell County leaders.

DAWSON, Ga. -- The Terrell County Historic Preservation Society recently received the Historic Preservation Recognition Award from the Old Herod Chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution for outstanding achievements in all areas of historic preservation.

The award ceremony was conducted in the historic Carnegie Library building. The restoration of that building is one of the more visible projects undertaken by TCHPS.

Volunteers have devoted hundreds of hours to numerous projects, including inventory of county cemeteries, publication of the history of Terrell County, compiling a book of interviews with local retired military veterans, installation and maintenance of historic district street signs and a weekly article on history for the Dawson newspaper.

"They contributed funds to purchase a new reader/viewer for the local library genealogy room and have funded the restoration of space used by the newly-established Terrell County History Museum, a much-needed cultural venue for the community," said Freida Boyles, regent with Old Herod Chapter of NSDAR.

"In all endeavors of its members, the organization has supported and encouraged its member volunteers in their preservation efforts for the city and county."