DAR's Jackie Marcus Receives National 'Historic Preservation Recognition' Award
Jacqueline "Jackie" Marcus, a member of The Signal Hill Chapter, NSDAR, (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) located in Barrington, IL, is the recipient of the national organization's "Historic Preservation Recognition" Award.
The Signal Hill Chapter nominated Jackie for the award. She was then endorsed by the Elgin History Museum where she serves as a volunteer.
Since 2014, Jackie has concentrated her volunteer efforts at the Elgin History Museum. Beginning as a docent, she expanded her volunteerism to attend the annual September Bluff City Cemetery Walks in 2016, 2017, and 2018, working vignettes discussing the significance of angels on cemetery markers, the story of NSDAR and its cemetery marker, and as a general greeter to ticket holders, respectively. Prior to her work at the Elgin History Museum, she volunteered as a docent at the George Fabyan Villa/Estate in Batavia, Illinois for Preservation Partners of the Fox Valley.
The Elgin History Museum is housed in an 1856 landmark building known as Old Main that was once part of the Elgin Academy campus. The museum has a staff that helps welcome visitors to the museum, educates the public about Elgin history and assists with research inquiries.
The Signal Hill Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) was founded in Barrington, IL in 1972. NSDAR is a volunteer women's service organization headquartered in Washington, DC. Since its founding in 1890, over one million women have joined both nationally and around the world. Membership in NSDAR is open to any woman aged 18 and over who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. For more information: https://signalhilldar.com.