Victoria Historical Commission receives state award

Melissa Crowe By Melissa Crowe

July 8, 2013 at 2:08 a.m.

Victoria County Historical Commission's work is gaining recognition from the state.

The Texas Historical Commission honored Victoria County on Monday with the distinguished service award as recognition for "exceptional service and dedication to preserve the heritage of Texas."

The award recognizes preservation programs that educate and generate interest in the history and character of Texas, as well as preserving Texas' heritage, said County Judge Don Pozzi.

The county historical commission chairwoman Bobbie Guinn thanked the state for the award.

She said the commission's volunteers have been active this year and are hoping for an even higher award for next year.

"We appreciate your support and your confidence," she said. "Thank you very much."

During 2012, Victoria County Historical Commission's projects included researching and presenting "Texas Women Remembered," researching and writing for newly dedicated historical markers and oral histories.

This year, the commission's 10 volunteers are refurbishing the county's historical markers and have already cleaned 29 of the nearly 100 markers in the area.

They also volunteered during the "Dig our History" days and will take part in the Veterans Day Parade.



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