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Deryn’s Message

Inaugural Legends & Lore Newsletter

Deryn Pomeroy Portrait

Happy New Year! I’d like to welcome you to our inaugural Legends & Lore state partner newsletter. The newsletter, which will be issued on a semiannual basis, will include program announcements, news and other helpful information for you as our valued partner.

The Legends & Lore program saw incredible momentum this past year. In 2018 we awarded 7 Legend & Lore marker grants at a total of $7,580. In 2019 that number jumped to 37 grants for a total of $40,500. Wow! Your efforts have been instrumental in bringing the stories and traditions of your communities to a broader public with roadside markers.

As we continue our growth into 2020, I am delighted to introduce folklorist and scholar Stephen Olbrys Gencarella who will serve as the Pomeroy Foundation’s Folklore Consultant for our Legends & Lore® Marker Grant Program. Stephen will work directly with all applicants to ensure their grant applications are in the best possible order before being presented to state partners and Foundation trustees. We’re excited to welcome Stephen and look forward to his contributions.

Thank you for all that you continue to do as our Legends & Lore partners.


Deryn Pomeroy
Director of Strategic Initiatives
William G. Pomeroy Foundation