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KHS is Taking Applications for Historical Markers

The Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) is accepting applications for new historical markers. Communities, organizations or individuals may apply. The deadline is Sept. 1.

The Historical Marker Program is one of KHS’ most visible projects. More than 2,400 historical markers dot Kentucky’s roadsides and town squares with reminders of historic people, places and events. KHS dedicated more than two dozen last year.

Each marker represents a local story, engaged Kentuckians and a bridge between the past and the future. Each one started with a desire to preserve local history and an application.

“The best thing about the marker program is that it is community driven. Instead of the Kentucky Historical Society determining what is important, local communities decide what matters to them and then work with KHS to commemorate it,” said Amanda Higgins, community engagement administrator.

A review committee selects new markers twice a year. Application deadlines are Sept. 1 and March 1.

KHS administers the Kentucky Historical Marker Program in cooperation with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and in collaboration with local sponsors. 


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