The Cedar Point House marker recognizes the symbol of dreams realized through hard work and persistence. Often, the attempt to modernize leads to the destruction and disappearance of what was once our greatness. Though many are too young to remember the history first hand, the William G. Pomeroy Foundation has offered the opportunity to study and appreciate it by funding historical markers across the state. As a retired teacher and the grand daughter of the last proprietors of Cedar Point House, I applaud your work. I hope the interest of many will be sparked and they will be motivated to consider the legacy they will leave to future generations.

Stephanie Adamowicz Porcelli
Town of Moriah Historical Society

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"We are so very appreciative to The William G. Pomeroy Foundation for their generosity and thoughtfulness in preserving and promoting this special story of Baldwinsville's pioneers and Revolutionary War patriots.  The historic marker gives personal identity to those whose legacy lives on here today on the banks of the Seneca River.  I am sure that neither the McHarries nor the Baldwins expected to be memorialized 200 years after their arrival.  The marker truly enriches today's Baldwinsville as it celebrates our past and preserves it for the future"

Sue Ellen McManus
Villge Historian
Village of Baldwinsville

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"The installation of a historic marker at Cedarmere, the home of William Cullen Bryant in Roslyn Harbor, was a great success.  The marker helped to reinforce the history and importance of Cedarmere to the community, New York State and the country.  The ceremony brought together preservation leaders, government officials, newspaper and television media, historians and residents. The politicians in attendance included officials who are responsible for obtaining funds to restore and preserve the property including: the Nassau County Executive Edward Magano and Town of North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman."

"The marker will serve to remind the community of the importance of the contributions ofpoet, newspaper editor and civic leader William Cullen Bryant and has spurred efforts to restore this historic site."

"I would like to once again thank the Pomeroy Foundation for the grant program and its efforts in reserving the history of New York State."

Howard Kroplick
Town Historian
Town of North Hempstead

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"As a recipient of a historic roadside marker from the William G Pomeroy Foundation I know the importance of historic markers for prosperity and heritage.  All generations need to know important events that took place at specific spots or old houses and buildings that the forefathers had built.   We are heirs to a heritage legacy that we must pass along to future generations."
 
Florence McDougall
Historian
Town of Volney


 
“I just want to thank The William G. Pomeroy Foundation for awarding a grant for commemorating the  birthplace of Matilda Joslyn Gage.  This worthy lady was (until now) practically forgotten about in Cicero.  If not for your foundation her footprint may have remained  unnoticed here indefinitely.   Thanks again for your generous grant.”

Thomas B. Mafrici                                                   
Cicero Town Historian


 
"Taylor Historical Society has an ongoing effort to preserve pieces of the town's past.  A grant from The William G. Pomeroy Foundation allowed us to purchase the first historic marker in the Town of Taylor.  I am grateful that people driving by will now know this important piece of history exists."    

Patricia Johnston
President Taylor Historical Society



“It is vitally important when thinking about historic conservation, restoration and tourism to keep up with the times, and the markers do just that.  While we live in an age of instant information and sound bites, I think it's the ease of 3 or 4 lines of text that can instantly be read, in addition to the recognition of the markers themselves.  For even if one doesn’t read the text on the marker,  when you see one you know that “history happened here.”  I think we can all learn a lesson from the simplicity and impact of these lasting treasures, and I am happy to be a part of that legacy.”

Bill Pomeroy, Trustee
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation