If your community shares legends and lore about local myths, tall tales, place names, ballads, or ghost stories, then this is the project for you. For details about how to draft and submit an application, visit https://www.wgpfoundation.org/history/legends-lore/
Missouri Folk Arts Program serves as a partner for the Pomeroy Foundation’s expanding national Legends & Lore Historic Marker Grant Program, helping to put Missouri folklore in the spotlight. “The Pomeroy Foundation is pleased to partner with the Missouri Folk Arts Program on our expanding Legends & Lore program,” says Bill Pomeroy, founder and trustee of the Pomeroy Foundation. “We feel this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase the folklore near and dear to Missouri. We’re proud to work with your communities in celebrating and preserving your folklore and legends.”
As of June 2023, five communities in Missouri host Legends & Lore markers!
The Pomeroy Foundation is a private grant-making foundation based in Syracuse, New York. The Foundation helps people celebrate their community’s history through a variety of historic roadside marker programs, including Legends & Lore. The Foundation’s grants cover the entire cost of a marker, pole, and shipping.
Legends & Lore marker grants are available to 501(c)(3) organizations, nonprofit academic institutions, and local, state, and federal government entities in Missouri.