State Historical Markers Grant Program

    The State Historical Society of Iowa’s historical markers raise awareness of Iowa’s rich cultural history and connect people to the places and points of pride that make the state unique. Markers often are encountered spontaneously while traveling across the state, creating unexpected and real connections with a place and its history.

    State Historical Markers Grant Program

    In commemoration of Iowa’s 175th anniversary of statehood, the State Historical Society, with support from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, has established a grant program to allow individuals and organizations to erect their own historical markers that will tell the story of the people and places that have shaped the land now known as the State of Iowa with a priority on highlighting stories of historically underrepresented groups.

    Find a State Historical Marker

    Dozens of State Historical Markers throughout Iowa highlight, interpret and promote some of the people and places that have played a role in Iowa's rich history. This program is managed by the State Historical Society of Iowa, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs. 

    All of the Iowa’s official historical markers are listed on this map.

    How to Apply

    This funding opportunity is no longer accepting applications. For questions, please email local.history@iowa.gov.

    1. Read the guidelines

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