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Historic marker dedication to spotlight need for federally-funded preservation programs

April 5, 2010 at 6 p.m.
Updated April 5, 2010 at 11:06 p.m.

The Knights of Pythias Hall will be the home of the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum in Cuero. A historical marker for the building will be dedicated Thursday.

CUERO - A historic marker dedication and open house will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Museum, 307 N. Esplanade St.

The marker dedication is for the historic Knights of Pythias Hall, Jewel Lodge, No. 103 building, that will house the museum. The building was built in 1903, according to a news release from the museum.

The ceremony is part of a week-long, nationwide initiative of the National Trust for Historic Preservation to raise awareness for federally-funded programs like Save America's Treasures, Preserve America and National Heritage Areas.

Those in attendance will pose for a "This Treasure Matters" photograph that will be sent to National Trust for Historic Preservation, according to the news release.

Funding for some preservation programs is slated to be eliminated in 2011, according to the news release.

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