2014 Eartha Dengler History Award Ceremony to Honor Benny and Mory Espaillat - June 19, 2014

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It is with great pleasure that the Board of Directors of the Lawrence History Center announces the recipients of the 2014 Eartha Dengler History Award:
Benny and Mory Espaillat

Emigrating from the Dominican Republic more than 30 years ago, Benny and Mory Espaillat have built a storied life in Lawrence as entrepreneurs, preservationists, advocates, and social activists. Their volunteer leadership enriches the work of many of Lawrence’s most vital non-profits. Their shared business is a beacon for commercial revitalization. Here and in the homeland they have never forgotten, they have known what it is to be both warriors and mentors. Today their faith, passion, and commitment to their adopted city lifts young people, artists, immigrants and business professionals alike toward greater success.

2014 Eartha Dengler Award Ceremony Host Committee
Yanitzia Canetti
Ralph Carrero
Richard Chavez
Maggie Super Church
Kay Berthold Frishman
Vivian Garcia
Zoila Gomez
Jennelle Graziano
Patricia Karl
Fr. Joachim Lally
Alberto Nuñez
Mayor Daniel Rivera
Julia Silverio
Rep. David Torrisi
Senator Sue Tucker

Please join us as a guest and/or event sponsor on Thursday, June 19, 2014!


Tue–Fri: 9am-4pm
Sat: By appt
Sun-Mon: Closed


6 Essex Street
Lawrence, MA 01840

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Founded in 1978 as the Immigrant City Archives, the mission of the Lawrence History Center is to collect, preserve, share, and animate the history and heritage of Lawrence and its people.