Historic Preservation Recognition Award
The purpose of the prestigious Historic Preservation Medal is to recognize and honor a person who has done extraordinary work over a long period of time in establishing a historic district, preserving a local landmark, restoring or preserving objects of historic cultural significance, or establishing or participating in oral history projects, youth leadership and education, as it pertains to historic preservation, at the regional, state, and/or national level.
April 27, 2011. Charles Dibrell Chapter presented the National DAR Historic Preservation Recognition Award to Fred Hampton and Van Sanders for their outstanding oral history Presentations to audiences across New Mexico. In 1996, these men teamed up to organize the Southwest Colonial and Revolutionary War Society. Hampton protrays a Revolutionary Soldier. Sanders portrays Colonel Glover, the commander of the Marble head Militia Regiment, or "Glover's Regiment." In additon to the oral presentations, the men have collected and displayed replicas of Revolutionary War-era artifacts. They also have a program on the Buffalo Soldiers protraying Lt. Mathias W. Day and Private Sanders. They have collected and display more than 70 articles actually used by the Buffalo Soldiers.
Sincerely, Meg Swanson