Friday Video: Historic Markers & Primary Sources

Take a look at the many historic roadside markers scattered across New York State and you’ll find some inaccurate and even outrageous statements about the past. In this session, presenters explore the history of the state’s markers, how the information they contain has (or has not) been vetted, and what we can do to ensure that future markers contain accurate information. Representatives from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation will discuss its historic roadside marker grant program and its requirement that primary sources to be used to verify the information on the markers it funds.

Presented by Bill Sauers, President, Greece Historical Society, and Susan Hughes and Matthew Urtz of the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.

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