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Bell County Museum executive director honored for preservation work

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Posted at 9:08 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 22:24:11-05

Coleman Hampton, the Executive Director of the Bell County Museum, was awarded the Governor’s Award for Historic Preservation.

The prestigious honor is issued to those who work tirelessly to safeguard Texas culture.

“Keeping history alive is a great way for people to find their place in a community. Preserving artifacts and things help our youth. And really all visitors here at the museum and other heritage sites and their history and common roots. So we tell stories through our collections. Whether we’re preserving a building, an object, a piece of archival material, any of those things help tell the narrative of a city, state, a nation, it all comes back to being an education experience,” said Hampton.

He says the award sheds light on our state’s heritage and accomplishments marked in the pages of history. The award has been given out since 1991.

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