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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.

Upcoming PA Historical Marker Dedication Events 

Holbert Racing
Date: 9/25/2021, 11:00 AM
Location: Warrington, Bucks County
Sponsor: Warrington Historical Society
Contacthttp://www.warringtonhistoricalsociety.org/

Mead Island Tradition
Date: 9/25/2021, 1:00 PM
Location: Conewago Township, Warren County
Sponsor: Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology
Contact: https://www.pennsylvaniaarchaeology.com/

Ed Bradley
Date: 9/30/2021, Noon
Location: Fairmount Park, Philadelphia
Sponsor: Ed Bradley Family Foundation

Dr. Oscar James Cooper
Date: 10/2/21, 11:00 AM
Location: Philadelphia
Sponsor: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - Mu Omega Chapter
Contact: https://www.muomegaques.com/

John Updike
Date: 10/2/21, 1:00 PM
Location: Shillington, Berks County
Sponsor: The John Updike Society
Contact: https://blogs.iwu.edu/johnupdikesociety/

Alain Leroy Locke
Date: 10/3/21 at 11:30 AM
Location: African American Museum of Philadelphia, 701 Arch St, Philadelphia
Sponsor: Equality Forum
Contact: https://www.equalityforum.com/contact-us

John S. Trower
Date: 10/3/2021, 2:00 PM
Location: 5706 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia
Sponsor: Historic Germantown
Contacthttps://freedomsbackyard.com/contact-us/

Anna Morris Holstein
Date: 10/7/2021 at 4:30 PM
Location: Upper Merion Twp., Montgomery County
Sponsor: King of Prussia Historical Society
Contacthttp://www.kophistory.org/ 

Gloria Casarez
Date: 10/8/2021 at Noon
Location: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Sponsor: William Way LBGT Community Center
Contact: https://www.waygay.org/

Chinese Workers in Beaver Falls
Date: Saturday, 10/9/2021, 1:00 PM
Location: 220 7th Avenue, Beaver Falls, Beaver County
Sponsor: Beaver Falls Historical Society
Contacthttps://visitbeavercounty.com/?business_directory=beaver-falls-historical-society-museum

Shapp Administration LGBTQ Initiatives and Richard Schlegel
Date: 10/10/21, 2:00 PM
Location: Harrisburg, Dauphin County
Sponsor: LGBT Center of Central PA
Contact: https://centralpalgbtcenter.org/

Philadelphia Gay News
Date: 10/13/21, 1:00 PM
Location: Philadelphia
Sponsor: Philadelphia Gay News
Contacthttps://epgn.com

George Spratt
Date: 10/16/21, TBD
Location: West Brandywine Township, Chester County
Sponsor: West Brandywine Township Historical Commission
Contact: https://www.wbrandywine.org/

William Lightfoot Price
Date: 11/6/21, time TBD
Location: Rose Valley, Delaware County
Sponsor: Borough of Rose Valley
Contact: https://www.rosevalleyborough.org/

Winter Wonderland
Date: 11/27/21, 2:00 PM
Location: Honesdale, Wayne County
Sponsor: Greater Honesdale Partnership
Contact: https://visithonesdalepa.com/

Ephrata Female Composers
Date: March 13, 2022, TBD
Location: Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, Lancaster County
Sponsor: Ephrata Cloister
Contacthttps://ephratacloister.org/

Liberty Bell Rescue
Date: May 30, 2022 at 2:00 PM
Location: Allentown, Lehigh County
Sponsor: Liberty Bell Museum
Contact: http://libertybellmuseum.org/contact-us