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Episcopal chapel ceiling dedication

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Pictured are Larry Pope, site manager at Fort Stanton, and Genora Canon. (Submitted Photo)

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A dedication of the Episcopal chapel ceiling was held during Fort Stanton Live on July 13.

Genora Canon, honorary state regent of the New Mexico Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) — and Roswell chapter regent — presented a National Society DAR-approved plaque, which was placed on the door of the chapel.

The plaque commemorates the restoration of the ceiling “donated by the New Mexico State Organization” of the DAR.

Canon also gave a program with the help of Larry Pope, site manager for Fort Stanton, and Steve Duffy, president of Fort Stanton, Inc.

As part of the restoration process, six of the seven styles of tin ceiling tiles had to be taken down and sent to a fabricator, W.F. Norman in Missouri, where stamping molds were made. With the creation of the molds, new tiles will be bought to replace the tiles that have been damaged to the point of requiring replacement. Existing tiles that can be restored with just cleaning will be taken down and cleaned.

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The New Mexico Society DAR raised $20,000 from 2015 to 2017. The money was presented to the Fort at Fort Stanton Live 2018.

Canon chose this project at Fort Stanton as her state regents’ project. The event was attended by the current New Mexico State Regent Diana Halverson, and many New Mexico society daughters and their families and members of the public.

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