Soon there will be some new markers out there for you to brake for! Earlier this month, PHMC approved twenty-four new historical markers for an amazing range of subjects that highlight even more interesting Pennsylvania facts and figures.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) invites members of the public to prepare and submit marker nominations for the upcoming December 1, 2019 annual deadline. The Historical Marker Program is one of PHMC’s most popular public programs, with nearly … Continue reading →
Earlier this month, PHMC approved 18 new historical markers to the collection of over 2,500 for subjects that run the gamut from notable athletes to a late 19th century African American archaeological site in Mercer County.
You win the prize if you said, “They will all have historical markers in PA!”. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 16 new historical markers! This year’s selections deliver another eclectic mix of pop culture, military, African American, film, … Continue reading →
Do you know what happens when a PHMC marker is damaged by a delivery truck, plowed over after a snowstorm or original 1946 blue and gold paint resembles the make-up of a faded movie star? Do you think PHMC throws … Continue reading →
I am happy to announce that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 18 new historical markers! As you’ll see from the list below, over half of the approved subjects are for markers in Philadelphia County. The Marker Program … Continue reading →
Question: What do Albert M. Greenfield, Eddie Adams, and Mr. Rogers have in common? One was a Philly businessman, politician, and influential member of the Planning Commission. Another was a Westmoreland County native who won a Pulitzer Prize for his … Continue reading →
Great news for fans of Pennsylvania’s beloved blue and gold markers – there are going to be more of them soon! At the March 9th meeting, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission recently approved 23 new historical markers. Many of … Continue reading →
Things To Do Now is an occasional series featuring tips and tricks for some of the SHPO’s most popular programs and projects. Think there is a person, place, or event in your community that deserves some recognition? If you believe that one … Continue reading →
Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to serve as judge at the National History Day in Pennsylvania competition at Millersville University. The National History Day Program started in 1974, and is an excellent educational opportunity for students in grades … Continue reading →