Historical Markers

For generations residents and tourists to New York have seen the traditional blue and gold historical markers located along the roads and byways of the Empire State.  But until now there was no one location to find listing of all those markers.  They also could not find resources on how to create, preserve and protect those markers.  APHNYS has been involved with creating such a database and resource area since 2010.  Working with a grant from the Hudson River National Heritage Area, an inventory of the that area has been completed.

Here is the entire inventory of the original markers created by the state from the 1920s to the end of then program in the late 1930s.  APHNYS will be improving this site, creating an inventory form for those listing this communities markers, and providing a resource packet for the public.

And now thanks to the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, communities can create new historical markers. The foundation is generously providing funding for markers throughout New York State and has an application program for doing so. Go to the foundation’s website for further information on how to apply.