The Arkansas Historical Marker Program, established in 2017 by the Department of Arkansas Heritage, is another way the department is fulfilling its mission to preserve and promote our state’s valuable cultural and historic resources. The markers commemorate the past by acknowledging the historically significant people, places and events that have shaped our state and confirm the importance of educating the public about these Arkansas treasures. Even though national and state events are sure to be recognized in the marker program, local history is just as important and having communities come together in this endeavor is rewarding and beneficial for our state as a whole. The Historical Marker Program creates a visible and lasting tribute to our history, heritage, and shared identity as Arkansans.
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If you have previously created an online account with Department of Arkansas Heritage for a grant through one of the resource divisions (Arkansas Historic Preservation Program/AHPP or Arkansas Arts Council/AAC or Arkansas State Archives/ASA), do NOT create a new one.
If you have never applied for an online account with any Department of Arkansas Heritage program, click on “Create New Account.” To create a new account, answer the questions with the fields marked with an (*).
The following are NOT needed to apply for a Historical Markers:
a. EIN/Tax ID #
b. DUNS Number
c. Organization’s Longitude
d .Organization’s Latitude
2) ACCESS CODE
Once you have completed the LOGON process, you will enter the ACCESS CODE: AHM
After you enter the Access Code, scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue APPLY button.
When your marker is approved you will receive official notification by mail from the Department of Arkansas Heritage, as well as an invoice for your half of the current cost of the marker plus a $200 one-time maintenance fee to be used if the marker must be repaired or replaced. Instructions will accompany the invoice and payment is due in full within 30 days of this notification. If payment is not received within 30 days, your application will be considered void. Current Pricing for Markers through May 1, 2022: Markers are approximately 42” wide x 30” high with a 7’ post and 1” lettering. Text is on both sides of the marker and can be the same text on each side or different text on each panel if a longer story is to be told. Marker cost includes prepaid delivery to anywhere in Arkansas. Same text on each side: $2050.00. Different text on each side: $2150.00 Add one-time maintenance fee: $200.00