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.
Visit this page often, as new events will be listed as soon as they are confirmed. Information is subject to change.
Upcoming PA Historical Marker Dedication Events
Eckley Miners' Village
Dedication Date: Friday, May 15 at 2:00 pm
Administered by PHMC, this site depicts a coal mining village established in the 19th century to accommodate families whose members worked in the nearby mines. Due to its remote location coal companies often set up villages like Eckley throughout the coal region to provide housing for their workers. Used as the setting for the movie the Molly Maguires.
Location: near site entrance on Highland/Eckley Rd., Foster Twp.
Local Sponsor: N/A
St. Nicholas Roman Catholic Croatian Church
Dedication Date: Saturday, June 20 at 11:00 am
Completed in 1901, it was the first Croatian Catholic parish in the nation. St. Nicholas was impressive architecturally, in a modified Romanesque style featuring eastern European styled onion domes. It was demolished in 2013 following a vigorous yet unsuccessful preservation campaign.
Location: SR28, just S of 31st St. Bridge, Northside, Pittsburgh
Local Sponsor: Preserve Croatian Heritage Foundation
Miracles on Maple Hill
Dedication Date: Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 pm
Children's book by Newbery Award-winning author Virginia Sorensen, written during her husband's 6-year tenure at Edinboro College. The book describes the maple syrup industry of rural northwestern PA, an industry in which PA is ranked third in the nation. Sorensen based her characters on real farm families from Erie and Crawford Counties.
Location: 413 W Plum St., Edinboro
Local Sponsor: Edinboro Area Historical Soc.
Pennsylvania National Guard - 112th Infantry Regiment
Dedication Date: Thursday, July 2 at 11:00 am
Regiment of the PA National Guard that was headquartered for many years at the Erie Armory, listed on the National Register. The PNG, or 28th Infantry Division, is the oldest continuous in the nation, and the 112th traces its roots to a Civil War volunteer regiment. The unit fought valiantly in both World Wars, and continues to serve the state and nation with distinction.
Location: 350 E 6th St., Erie
Local Sponsor: Erie Insurance Group