The Historic Marker Program and Local Historical Resources to Support Student Work for the Seal of Civic Readiness Work

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Do you ever wonder about the historical markers you see along the roadside? Who writes them? How do you get one for your favorite local historical location? How do you know if the information is accurate?

Your students can research, write, and apply for a historical marker as a Civic Readiness project. Pomeroy Foundation's Historical Marker Program gives your students real world research experience. Your local library, historical society, and other cultural organizations offer several additional opportunities for your students to fulfill the requirements for the Seal of Civic Readiness. The New York State Student Research Awards allows your students to receive additional recognition, professional feedback from archivists and educators, and an award for their primary source research projects.

Join us for a day of learning and collaboration as we explore these resources and how they support your Seal of Civic Readiness work.

Breakfast and lunch provided by a generous grant from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.


Central Library - Buffalo and Erie County Public Library, 1 Lafayette Square Buffalo, NY 14203

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Presenter Information:

-Barbara Seals Nevergold, co-founder of Uncrowned Community Builders
-Betty Haynes, Educator at Cleveland Hill Central School District
-Zach Finn, Research Historian and Grants Reviewer at William G. Pomeroy Foundation
-Jordan Jace, Assistant Director for Education and Development, New York State Archives Partnership Trust
-Hope Dunbar, University Archivist, University at Buffalo
-Keith C. Mages, Curator, History of Medicine Collection, University at Buffalo
-Melissa Dunlap, Interim Executive Director, Niagara History Center
-Lauren Kausner, Education Coordinator, Buffalo History Museum
-Susan Buttaccio, Manager of Special Collections, Buffalo and Erie County Public Library

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