Shelley Henry, vice chairman of the Hays County Historical Commission (HCHC), accepts the Distinguished Service Award from Mark Wolfe, Chief Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Historical Commission.
Hays County was recognized by the Texas Historical Commission (THC) with its 2008 Distinguished Service Award.
The honor, presented on April 16 at THC’s Annual Historic Conference in Lakeway, recognizes county historical commissions that have demonstrated a dedication to several of THC’s programs, as well as preservation efforts that lead to a greater understanding of state and local history.
“The commitment of Hays County’s preservation efforts demonstrates an enthusiasm for saving the real places of Texas,” said THC Executive Director Larry Oaks. “Your service has helped to enrich the lives of others through history, ensuring the preservation of our state’s past into the future.”
The Hays County Historical Commission has a number of ongoing projects, including cemetery research and preservation, recording oral histories and planning the renovation of the old county jail. The group meets monthly at historic, locations throughout the county.
More information can be found on the HCHC website.