Members of the John Penn Chapter of the North Carolina Daughters of the American Revolution recently presented Mark Pace of the Granville County Library System with the National Daughters of the American Revolution Community Service Award. The recognition was made on Main Street in Oxford at the Monument to the Patriots and Revolutionary Soldiers of Granville County.
Pace is the North Carolina Room Specialist of the Richard H. Thornton Library. The award, approved at both state and local levels to move on to the national level, is made to individuals and groups who have contributed to their communities in an outstanding voluntary, heroic, civil or benevolent manner or who have participated in or organized community activities. The recognition was made in honor of his contributions to the people of Granville, Vance and Wake Counties, as well as counties in southern Virginia. The local historian is well-known for sharing his knowledge and expertise in historical, patriotic, educational and cultural areas through various civic activities and through his work at the library.
In addition to his numerous contributions to the community, Pace serves as Vice-President of the Granville County and Vance County Historical Societies. He also participates in many activities and projects which spotlight our county’s history.
The North Carolina Room of the Granville County Library System includes an extensive collection of historic books, references, documents and genealogical records. The Richard H. Thornton Library is located at 210 Main Street in Oxford.