This article originally appeared on the William G. Pomeroy Foundation website.
Volunteers across the U.S. can give back to their communities by participating in the third annual National Historic Marker Day on Friday, April 28.
National Historic Marker Day is a service-oriented event that encourages residents 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, N.Y., established National Historic Marker Day as a way for communities to celebrate, preserve and learn about history.
“Historic markers have an important role in communities such as educating the public, encouraging pride of place and promoting local tourism,” said Deryn Pomeroy, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the Pomeroy Foundation. “But without the proper care and maintenance, markers will begin to deteriorate. National Historic Marker Day is an excellent opportunity to help keep markers in good condition so they can be enjoyed now and by future generations.” Read more...