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Bringing Folklore to Life with Fully-Funded Roadside Markers

Legends & Lore Grant Program Helps Communities Promote Cultural Tourism

SYRACUSE, N.Y. — The William G. Pomeroy Foundation is now accepting applications for the Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program, which helps promote cultural tourism by highlighting local folklore and legends with roadside markers.

The Legends & Lore marker grant applications will be accepted through Monday, April 29. Grant funding from the Pomeroy Foundation includes the full cost of a marker, pole and shipping. Prospective applicants must apply through a 501(c)(3) organization such as a historical society, nonprofit academic institution, or local, state, or federal government entity.

Legends & Lore marker grant applications are accepted from the following states where there is a program partner organization: Alabama, Connecticut, Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Utah, Vermont and West Virginia.

Since the program was launched in 2015, the Pomeroy Foundation has funded more than 165 Legends & Lore markers across multiple states that recognize a range of subject matter, from folk songs and local traditions to tall tales.

To review program guidelines and marker criteria and to access information on how to apply online, visit the Pomeroy Foundation’s website:

Additional Pomeroy Foundation marker grant programs include Hungry for History®, Hometown Heritage™, Historic Transportation, NYS Historic and National Register.

About the Pomeroy Foundation
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation® is a private, philanthropic organization located in Syracuse, N.Y. As the nation’s leading funder of historical roadside markers, the Foundation has awarded more than 2,300 grants for markers and bronze plaques in 48 states and Washington, D.C. To learn more about the Pomeroy Foundation, visit
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Kathy Coffta Sims
Director of Communications
William G. Pomeroy Foundation