The third annual National Historic Marker Day has been set for Friday, April 28th. National Historic Marker Day is a service-oriented event that encourages people to help beautify their communities by cleaning historic markers and to learn about local history.
Held each year on the last Friday of April, this fun and family-friendly celebration is open to everyone. In 2021, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, a philanthropic organization based in Syracuse, established National Historic Marker Day as a way for communities to celebrate, preserve and learn about history.
Interested volunteers can learn more about the event and access free resources by going to the official National Historic Marker Day webpage on the Pomeroy Foundation website. The webpage offers a downloadable volunteer kit that includes a step-by-step guide to cleaning markers, information about how to plan your service project, lesson plans and kid-friendly activities for students, and tips for publicizing your volunteer efforts.
Participants can register to volunteer on the National Historic Marker Day webpage. Individuals and groups that officially register will have the opportunity to receive branded stickers, a cleaning cloth and cleaning brush while supplies last. Complete details are available online.
According to The Historical Marker Database (HMdb.org), there are more than 174,000 markers in the U.S.
Photo of WM HH Crosier Historic Marker provided.