Thursday, November 07 2013
One of the most visible things that NSDKC does is creating and installing the historical markers that are scattered by the dozens over the greater Kansas City area. A review of current markers is as follows:
Image: The American Jazz Museum marker has been installed and a dedication program will be announced later this year.
By the time you read this, the committee will be reviewing the requests we have to partner on other markers for next year. Our primary mission is to get markers erected at historic sites where none would likely happen. In addition, it needs to be our design, our text - not for selfish reasons, but to be sure the text information is right. We also want to be true to our 'brand' design, which is the traditional appearance of an NSDKC marker that the public has been accustomed to seeing. Lastly, we seek out partners who can help us financially, not the other way around. Partnering also forms relationships within the historical community.
As usual, my thanks to the members of this committee who work together with creative thinking and with great harmony and effectiveness, who are Chris Sizemore, Frank McMillian, Gary Hicks, Craig Crease, Ray Elder, Whitney Kerr, Jr. and Norine Accurso.
Ross Marshall, chair, Historic Markers Community Service Committee