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Colver gets preservation award from DAR

SUBMITTED PHOTO - Marylou Colver (right) accepts the Historic Preservation Recognition Award from Cherill Vencill of the Daughters of the American Revolution.Lake Oswego resident Marylou Colver has been honored by the Daughters of the American Revolution with its Historic Preservation Recognition Award for 2015.

“We chose Marylou for the outstanding work she has done in founding the Lake Oswego Preservation Society in 2011 and her continuing efforts to bring historic preservation to the attention of the community," said Cherill Vencill, regent of the DAR's Tualatin-Lake Oswego Regional Chapter. "Historic preservation is one of the main tenets of service that DAR promotes.”

Colver received the honor during ceremonies May 4 at the DAR's area headquarters at Champoeg Historic Preservation Area. The award paid tribute to her “remarkable volunteer work at the community level.”

Colver, who has played a crucial role in preserving and promoting the history of Lake Oswego, has previously received the city's Unsung Hero Award and its Historic Preservation Merit Award. She helped start the Lake Oswego Historic Home Tour in 2007 and continues to lead a variety of other educational programs. In her ongoing role with the Preservation Society, she has led the effort to preserve historic homes throughout the city, including the embattled Carman House — a case that is now before the state Supreme Court.

Colver's latest project is a documentary film called “The Reel Lake Oswego,” which will have its world premiere May 30 at the Lakewood Center for the Arts.


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