Historical Marker Program Information
Applicant's for historical markers are responsible for all public
advertising for the dedication ceremony. Newspaper, radio,
magazine or any advertising of the event are the sole responsibility of
the applicant. Invitations, memo's, flyers or dedication
memorabilia are also up to the applicant. Pre or Post refreshments
and or entertainment are optional.
Normal Procedures for the Dedication
Dedication can be held inside or outside. Historical
Markers are attached to the building or site any time after the
ceremony. PA or loud speaker systems are very helpful at
Applicant receiving marker introduces board or committee
Speaker/applicant discusses work done and/or brief history on
Speaker introduces Historical Commission members
Historical Commission member, applicant or local historian will
then talk about the site or personal history history of the
building(s). If more than one building is receiving a
marker, then more than one person can give a short 3-4
minute speech about each building or site.
Dedication is closed by Historical Commission representative
Applicant's designee will unveil marker to the public.
Official photo's can be taken at this time also.
TV and News media will normally attend if given advance
notice. If more than one marker is to be unveiled,
applicant can have more than one designee help with the
unveiling. Local dignitaries, elected official and relatives
of original owners can be asked to participate.
Ingham County Historical Commission
P.O. Box 319
Mason, MI 48854
Phone: (517) 676-7200 or email