Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Service-Learning Project Opportunities

 

The Historical Marker Database offers Service-Learning Project opportunities in History, Photography, Research, Mapping and Computer Skills. The online database at www.hmdb.org is designed for automatic uploading of photographs, text, and location information. An Editor reviews all entries before the submission is published.

Emigrant Map Marker Photo
By Karen Key, September 17, 2006
Emigrant Gap Marker

The project. Scour your town and countryside for historical markers. When you find one, take pictures and write down location information following the guidelines. Back home or at the library, upload photos and information into the database. Learn from each submission by seeing what the Editor does with your information to create the final published marker entry. Print out the published entry, which credits your name and town, to create a log of your accomplishments.

The Editor reports, “it has been my experience that as each correspondent submits additional entries, they get better and better until they reach the point where I can publish the entry with little or no modification”.

Note: Historical markers are not just the familiar roadside markers, but any permanent outdoor marker that states one or more facts other than names and dates. More Info.

Skills:

Burke Station Marker image
By J. J. Prats, August 13, 2005
Burke Station Marker

Benefit to others. Create a permanent online record of local history for the benefit of researchers and enthusiasts located anywhere in the world.

And it’s fun!

Questions? Send a note to the editor.

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