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Glen Ellyn Woman Receives Prestigious National Historic Preservation Award

Anan Harmon DAR Chapter Regent, Nancy Ristau (left) and Historic Preservation Chairman, Ellen Stortz (right), awarding Glen Ellyn resident, Linda Gilbert (center), with the DAR National Historic Preservation Recognition Award.

Anan Harmon DAR Chapter Regent, Nancy Ristau (left) and Historic Preservation Chairman, Ellen Stortz (right), awarding Glen Ellyn resident, Linda Gilbert (center), with the DAR National Historic Preservation Recognition Award.

Glen Ellyn, IL – The Anan Harmon Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) honored a local Glen Ellyn woman, Linda Gilbert, President of the group Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation (http://www.glenellynpreservation.org/), with the prestigious DAR National Historic Preservation Recognition Award. This national award is very rarely approved, and is meant to truly reflect outstanding service to the preservation of local history.

The Chapter nominated Ms. Gilbert for the award based on her work in our community to stop the many teardowns of historically significant buildings. Together with her work to ensure the preservation of historic trees, Ms. Gilbert has helped to maintain the beauty and continuity of the local community.

In addition to being recognized at the Anan Harmon Chapter’s local meeting, Ms. Gilbert will be honored at the Illinois State DAR convention in Springfied, Illinois, during the last weekend of April, and will receive special mention at the DAR Continental Congress in Washington, DC during the last weekend of June.

The Anan Harmon Chapter of the DAR has members in Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Villa Park, and Lombard. For more information about the Anan Harmon Chapter of the DAR, please see our website at http://www.ananharmondar.org or see our “Friends of Anan Harmon Chapter, NSDAR” Facebook group.

The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution was founded in 1890 to promote patriotism, preserve American history, and support better education for our nation's children. Its members are descended from the patriots who won American independence during the Revolutionary War. With more than 165,000 members in approximately 3,000 chapters worldwide, DAR is one of the world's largest and most active service organizations. To learn more about the work of today's DAR, visit www.DAR.org.

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