Pennsylvania Historical Marker Nominations Due by Jan. 5, 2011

Oct 19, 2010, 16:19 ET from Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The deadline for nominating a person, place or event for a Pennsylvania Historical Marker is Jan. 5, 2011, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) announced today.

"With more than 2,100 of the familiar blue and gold markers throughout the state, this is one of the most popular and visible historical preservation programs in Pennsylvania," said Barbara Franco, executive director of the PHMC. "The markers help communities throughout the state promote, preserve, and present their history for the education and enjoyment of residents and tourists of all ages."

The person, place, or event to be marked must have had a significant impact on its times, is of statewide or national historical significance and occurred at least 10 years prior to the nomination. Additionally, a person being nominated must have been deceased for at least ten years.

The nomination must include thorough documentation with selected photocopies and bibliographies from primary and secondary sources and verification of the facts claimed.

For more information and nomination forms, go to (click on Public Programs, then on Pennsylvania Historical Marker Program).

By Jan. 5, send completed nominations to: Historical Marker Program, Bureau for Historic Preservation, 400 North St., 2nd Floor, Harrisburg, PA  17120.  Direct inquiries to Karen Galle, program coordinator, at, or (717) 705-4266.

Media contact: Kirk Wilson, 717-783-9882

SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission