The Aransas County Historical Commission (ACHC) was presented the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from the Texas Historical Commission (THC) in recognition of its outstanding preservation work accomplishments. This is the 10th consecutive year the ACHC has received the award.

The 2,501 hours worked by ACHC volunteers is valued at $62,525, according to ACHC’s Betty Stiles.

The THC supports County Historical Commissions (CHC) across the state as they work to preserve cultural and historic resources. It administers the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) Program to honor CHCs that go above and beyond to fulfill their preservation mission.

The Distinguished Service Award affirms the ACHC appointees for managing well-rounded history and preservation related programs that enrich Texas communities.

“The THC could not save the real places that tell the real stories of Texas without county historical commissions,” said THC Executive Director Mark Wolfe. “The Distinguished Service Award honors these vital partners that preserve our state’s history every day, and the ACHC is a deserving recipient for its local leadership and efforts.”

Seventy-nine CHCs were approved for a Distinguished Service Award.

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