Members and guests of the Martha Devotion Huntington (MDH) Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) met Tuesday, March 12, at the Clague House Museum to present Westlake Historical Society President and MDH member Lysa Layne Stanton with the NSDAR Historic Preservation Recognition Award.
This award is available for both DAR members and non-members and is designed to recognize worthy local individuals and groups for outstanding achievements in volunteer work at the community level in all areas of historic preservation: buildings, landmarks, monuments, cemeteries, historic districts, statues, museum collections, manuscripts, documents and archival materials. It also includes writing or compiling and publishing books on historic preservation projects, historical properties, genealogical and court house records, and photography collections; as well as compiling oral histories and serving as historical guides, interpreters or docents.
Lysa Stanton’s application was quickly approved because her accomplishments are numerous. Her first effort was the refurbishing of the Jack Miner Memorial Marker, which led to the cities of Westlake and Kingsville, Ontario, Canada to become “twin cities” – Westlake being Jack Miner’s boyhood home and Kingsville his adult residence.