The West Virginia Folklife Program at the West Virginia Humanities Council is partnering with The William G. Pomeroy Foundation to bring the Legends & Lore Roadside Marker Grant Program to the hills of West Virginia. The program promotes cultural tourism and commemorates legends and folklore as a part of our cultural heritage.
The Folklife Program has a call out right now for applications for ideas for these roadside markers.
The first round of applications is due May 1!
From the organizers:
Selected applicants will receive an attractive, well-crafted metal road sign, resembling a historic marker, to commemorate a story, figure, or tradition important to their community’s cultural heritage.
The Pomeroy Foundation will cover the costs of manufacturing the marker, the pole, and shipping. Grant recipients will be responsible for the installation of the marker (and, if required by their local transportation department, for the cost of a breakaway pole).
This program recognizes traditional customs and practices, tales and stories (whether based in historical fact or fiction), sayings, foodways, music, dance, and art or craft forms shared and passed on by a community.