Grant applications available for Ohio Historical Markers

Staff report

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation, based in Syracuse, N.Y., is offering grants to cover the cost of Ohio Historical Markers in Ashland, Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Erie, Geauga, Huron, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Meigs, Ottawa, Portage, Sandusky, Seneca, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.

The foundation believes that historical markers play an important part in local historic preservation by educating the public and fostering historic tourism. The Ohio History Connection, along with local partners, places historical markers all over the state that commemorate important people, places and events.

For more than 60 years, the historical-marker program has supported the placement of more than 1,600 bronze markers. A local sponsor, usually a historical society, civic organization or local government, submits an application for a marker to the Ohio History Connection. Ohio History Connection then confirms the historic significance of the subject and collaborates with the local sponsor to finalize the marker for accuracy.

The local sponsor is typically responsible for the cost of installing these markers, but The William G. Pomeroy Foundation will cover this cost up to $3,040 in those 18 counties.

For information on the criteria for the grant or to apply, visit

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