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Calendar of Dedication Events
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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.  Please E-mail or phone (717) 705-4266 for information on the Historical Marker Program.

Pennsylvania Historical Marker Dedication Information
October 18
3:00 PM

Humphry Marshall

Considered the Father of American Dendrology, Marshall wrote the first and definitive book on American trees and shrubs in 1785. The book was widely cited in Europe. He also cultivated many American species and he exported them to European gardens, including that of Louis XVI of France and King George of England.

1407 W Strasburg Rd. (PA 162), West Chester

Local Sponsor:   Marshallton Conservation Trust

November 8
12:00 PM

Thomas A. Edison High School and the Vietnam War

64 graduates of Philadelphia's Edison High School fought and died in the Vietnam War. No other school in the nation lost so many. This community’s loss gives perspective to the tragedy of the draft system – these young men had no options for deferment, served their country, and paid the ultimate sacrifice.

8th St. & Lehigh Ave., Philadelphia

Local Sponsor:   N/A

November 12

The Crawford Family

Natives of Emlenton, PA members of this family were pioneers in natural gas production, transmission, and distribution. They established the Columbia Gas & Electric Corp. in 1926, a model successful multi-state gas utility, and in the 1930s, the largest in the world. They also were key players in Quaker State Oil Refining Co.

408 Main St. Emlenton

Local Sponsor:   Oil Region Alliance