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​Calendar of Dedication Events

Since 1946, Pennsylvanians have gathered to unveil, dedicate, and celebrate the installation of new historical markers. Virtually all of these ceremonies are public events, and you're invited to attend those held near where you live or whose subject matter interests you.

Please note that historical marker dedications are scheduled and organized by the local sponsor(s) and their partners.  The type of ceremony, as well as the ceremony’s date, time, location and program, are at the discretion of the local sponsor.  Dedication events are included on PHMC’s website as a courtesy and are subject to change.  Please email the PA SHPO with questions.

June 2023 Update: Due to production backlog, many marker dedications have been postponed. This calendar will be updated as more dedications are scheduled.

Upcoming PA Historical Marker Dedication Events 

Edward Lee Morgan (1938-1972)
DateApril 30, 2024 (Time TBD)
Location: African Cultural Art Forum 
SponsorAll That Jazz Philly​

Allan P. Jaffe (1935 - 1987)
DateMay 11, 2024, 10:00 AM
Location316 North Centre Street, Pottsville, Schuylkill County
Sponsor:  Joe Stolarick, The Helis Foundation​, the City of Pottsville

Frances Tipton Hunter (1896-1957)
DateJune 9, 2024 (Time TBD)
Location: Williamsport, Lycoming County
Sponsor:  Lycoming County Historical Society​​

Escape of Ona Judge
DateSpring 2024
LocationPhiladelphia
Sponsor:  Christ Church Preservation Trust​

Earl Kenneth "Fatha" Hines (1903 - 1983)
DateSpring 2024
LocationDuquesne, Allegheny County
Sponsor:  Phyllis Wheatley Literary Society

Bob Babbitt (1937 - 2021)
Date: Spring/Summer 2024
Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Sponsor: Joe Kreinar

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church
DateSpring/Summer 2024
LocationPhiladelphia
Sponsor:  ​Celeste Morello & Catholic Church Preservation Society 

John G. Johnson, Esq. (1842-1917)
Date: Spring/Summer 2024
Location: Philadelphia
Sponsor:  Celeste Morello​

Sisters of Saint Joseph of Baden
DateSpring/Summer 2024
LocationBaden, Beaver County
Sponsor:  Sisters of St. Joseph of Baden

Thomas J. Gola (1933 - 2014)
Date: Spring/Summer 2024
Location: LaSalle University, Philadelphia
SponsorLaSalle Athletics​

Women of Idenlea
Date: Spring/Summer 2024
LocationLower Merion, Montgomery County
Sponsor:  Lower Merion Historical Society

Wyck House and Garden
Date: Spring/Summer 2024
Location: Wyck House and Garden, 6026 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia
SponsorWyck Association​

1971 Pittsburgh Pirates Lineup
Date: September 1, 2024 (Time TBD)
Location: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
SponsorHeinz History Center

The President Pumping Engine
DateFall 2024
Location: Friedensville, Lehigh County
Sponsor:  Friedensville Mines Heritage, Lehigh University

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 
Date: Fall 2024
Location: Philadelphia
Sponsor:  Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts

Keith Allen Haring (1958-1990)
DateFall 2024
LocationKutztown, Berks County
Sponsor:  Kutztown Historical Society & Robert Tuerk


Pending PA Historical Marker Dedications 

Allentown State Hospital
DateTBD
Location: Hanover Avenue, Allentown, Lehigh County
Sponsor:  

​Charles "Teenie" Harris (1908-1998)
Date: TBD
Location: Mulford Street, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County
Sponsor: Preservation Pittsburgh

Dr. Hillary Koprowski (1916-2013)
Date: TBD
Location: Wistar Institute, Philadelphia
Sponsor:  The Kosciuszko Foundation, Philadelphia Chapter

Ford Underground Railroad Station
Date: TBD
Location: Parade & 12th Street, Erie, Erie County
Sponsor: Kevin Johnson

​Local 8, Industrial Workers of the World
Date: TBD
Location: Catharine Street, Philadelphia
SponsorIndustrial Workers of the World

PA Logging Railroad
Date: TBD
Location: Callen Run, Heath, Jefferson County
SponsorJefferson County Historical Society

Piper Aircraft
Date: TBD
Location: Piper Aviation Museum, Lock Haven, Clinton County
Sponsor: Piper Aviation Museum​

The Rosedale Banishment
Date: TBD
Location: Hinckston Run Reservoir, Cambria County
Sponsor:  ​