In celebration of the 250th anniversary of the United States, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) and William G. Pomeroy Foundation have announced a collaboration to establish a new historic marker program to commemorate points of interest significant to Revolutionary America.
The multiyear marker program, which has been named “Revolutionary America 1775-1783,” coincides with the celebrations leading up to and during the nation’s 250th anniversary, the United States Semiquincentennial in 2026. The DAR will receive funding from the Pomeroy Foundation for at least 250 historic markers for sites across the country beginning in 2022 through 2027.
These distinct markers will feature a medium blue background with buffed tan lettering, colors which represent and honor those worn by General George Washington. Each marker will also display a DAR Insignia at the top, as well as the program’s name, “Revolutionary America 1775-1783.”
The first Revolutionary America historic markers are expected to be installed and dedicated beginning in 2023. All DAR chapters nationwide are encouraged to submit a grant application upon the identification of a significant point of interest. Chapters interested in participating should email the DAR at RevolutionaryAmerica@dar.org to request information about applying for a marker grant.
Grants will be awarded for sites that have not already been recognized with war memorials, statues, signage and other commemorations. DAR chapters are encouraged to identify sites of interest that celebrate stories of underrepresented Patriots to bring more awareness to the events and contributions of lesser-known people who helped to secure the nation’s independence.
Photo of Pomeroy Foundation historic roadside marker provided.