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The Lucy Meriwether Chapter of the Daughters of the American Republic presented WCHF Executive Director Margarita Araiza with their Excellence in Historic Preservation Medal on November 18 at the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum. The award is presented for exemplary efforts in restoring buildings, collections, significant objects and other important artifacts. Araiza was pinned with the medal by Dr. Jane Unzeitig, while Regent Mary Freeman, Annabelle Hall, and Leticia Martinez presented her with a commemorative book about the DAR and a patriotic scarf.
Pictured (l-r) at the pinning ceremony are WCHF Board Member Judith G. Gutierrez, DAR members Annabelle Hall, Regent Mary Freeman, Araiza, Leticia Martinez, and Dr. Jane Unzeitig.