The Pomeroy Foundation is interested in opportunities to partner with 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit educational institutions and local, state and federal government entities that have identified a unique and historically significant project that could incorporate physically placed roadside markers.
If you are responsible for the creation, development and promotion of an historic trail or by-way and you understand how historic roadside markers can help achieve your goals for local tourism, economic growth and telling your community’s story then we would like to hear from you.
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Revolutionary America 1775-1783
As part of the U.S. semiquincentennial celebration, the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) and the Pomeroy Foundation partnered to establish a national marker program to commemorate historical points of interest significant to the Revolutionary War period. The historic markers will feature a blue background with tan lettering to honor the colors used by General George Washington’s regiment during the American Revolution. Funding will be provided for at least 250 markers to be installed at sites across the country with an emphasis on underrepresented voices.
North Carolina Civil Rights Trail
For generations, people in North Carolina have used spaces and places to organize, strategize and protest to advance the civil rights of people of color, especially African Americans. It is here that young people—from Raleigh to Durham, from Elizabeth City to Greensboro—were activated to protest racial injustice. It is here where everyday people from Rocky Mount, to Robeson and Halifax Counties resisted oppression and intimidation. Leaders like Dovey Roundtree, Pauli Murray and Golden Frinks called our state home. This work is supported by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, and presented by the NC African American Heritage Commission in partnership with the NC Office of Archives & History and Visit NC.
Great American Rail-Trail Historical Marker Program
A signature project of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, the Great American Rail-Trail (GART) is a nationwide corridor of recreational trails that will stretch more than 3,700 miles from coast to coast when completed. Already 53% complete, GART will eventually connect 12 states and Washington, D.C. In partnership with the Pomeroy Foundation, the Great American Rail-Trail Historical Marker Program will place markers which will highlight historic points of interest along the trail.
The Lafayette Trail
We have provided grants to fund historic markers to celebrate the historic Farewell Tour in 1824 and 1825 of the General Marquis de Lafayette. At that time, Lafayette was invited to visit the United States for the first time in 41 years. As an American hero and one of the only surviving commanders from the Revolutionary War, Lafayette’s visit to the U.S. was highly anticipated and met with a great deal of enthusiasm and excitement. Lafayette’s Tour extended from 1824 to 1825, during which he visited Washington D.C., as well as major cities and small communities across 24 states.
Visit The Lafayette Trail website for more information.
National Votes for Women Trail
National Votes for Women Trail is sponsored by the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites, the National Votes for Women Trail seeks to recognize and celebrate the enormous diversity of people and groups active in the struggle for women’s suffrage. The Trail consists of two parts: 1) a database with digital map and 2) a program of historic markers for about 250 women’s suffrage sites across the country, funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation and the federal Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.
While We Are Still Here
While We Are Still Here is a 501(c)(3) organization that includes long-term residents of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue in New York City. When While We Are Still Here began in 2015 and its work was focused primarily on 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue. But over time, its scope was broadened to include all of Harlem. Non-resident members are interested in helping to preserve the grand history of important sites in Harlem. Visit: whilewearestillhere.org. With funding from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, While We Are Still Here will be installing 25 historic markers, beginning in 2023, to celebrate the historic places of this important community.