National & State Registers of Historic Places Plaque Sources

Plaque Sources

(Last updated January 2017)

Congratulations on the recent listing of your property in the National Register and/or State Register.  You may be interested in obtaining a plaque recognizing the property's official designation.  National Register plaques are available from a number of sources.  The standard wording is:

This Property Has Been Placed In The
National Register Of Historic Places
By The United States Department Of The Interior

This Property Has Been Placed In The
Colorado State Register Of Historic Properties
By History Colorado

History Colorado and the State Historic Preservation Officer do not endorse any of the companies listed below nor can we guarantee the prices or descriptions quoted.  Contact companies directly to obtain specific design and price information.

All-Craft Wellman Products, Inc.
4839 E. 345th St.
Willoughby, OH 44094-4671
1-800-340-3899
info@all-craftwellman.com
www.all-craftwellman.com
Healy Plaques
60 New River Rd.
PO Box 4
Manville, RI 02838
1-800-995-0981
sales@healyplaques.com
Champion Ornamental Castings, Inc.
1621 E. 41st St.
Cleveland, OH 44103
1-800-942-8767
champocast@cs.com
Lake Shore Industries
PO Box 59
Erie, PA 16512-0059
1-800-458-0463
info@lsisigns.com
www.lsisigns.com
Colonial Brass
42 Connie St.
Taunton, MA 02780
1-800-549-8670
colbrass@colonialbrass.com
www.colonialbrass.com
Metallic Arts
914 N. Lake Rd.
Spokane, WA 99212
1-800-541-3200
info@metallicarts.com
www.metallicarts.com
Eagle Sign & Design
901 E. Liberty St.
Louisville, KY 40204
1-888-561-0007
ron@eaglesign.com
http://www.eaglesign.com/
Plaques & Letters.com
3205 Arthur Dr.
Ruston, LA 71270
1-866-336-4135
admin@plaquesandletters.com
http://www.plaquesandletters.com/standard_nat_hist_register.htm
Erie Landmark Co.
637 Hempfield Hill Rd.
Columbia, PA 17512
1-800-874-7848
info@erielandmark.com
www.erielandmark.com
The Southwell Co.
PO Box 299
San Antonio, TX 78291
1-800-950-8068
sales@southwellco.com
www.southwellco.com
Franklin Bronze Plaques
4201 US 322 West
Franklin, PA 16323
1-866-405-6623
info@FranklinBronzePlaques.com
www.franklinbronzeplaques.com
United States Bronze Sign Company
811 Second Ave
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
1-800-872-5155
peter@usbronze.com
www.usbronze.com
Impact Signs
26 E Burlington Ave
La Grange, IL 60525
708-469-7178
sales@impactsigns.com
www.impactsigns.com/bronze-plaque/
 
Additional sources:
National Park Service information and sources on plaques:
http://www.nps.gov/nr/faq.htm#plaque
 
   

Preparing a Press Release

For National Register Listing

Now that your property is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, you may want to write a press release so the local newspaper can share the good news.  We have provided a standard paragraph below with general information about the National Register program to include in your release:

The National Register of Historic Places is the official federal list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, engineering, and culture.  These contribute to an understanding of the historical and cultural foundations of the nation.  Authorized under the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Register is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect our historic and archeological resources.  The National Park Service provides overall program administration.  The Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) in History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society, administers the register in Colorado.  OAHP assists property owners in listing Colorado's most historically and architecturally significant buildings, structures, and sites in the National Register of Historic Places and the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.  In Colorado there are over 1,500 properties listed in the National Register and over 2,000 listed in the State Register.  Properties listed in the National or State Registers may be eligible for investment tax credits or for grants from the State Historical Fund, another program of History Colorado.  OAHP staff is available to assist with the initial assessments of eligibility and to provide guidance in the completion of Register nominations.

For State Register Listing

Now that your property is listed in the State Register of Historic Properties you may want to write a press release so the local newspaper can share the good news. We have provided a standard paragraph below with general information about the State Register program to include in your release:

The Colorado State Register of Historic Properties is a listing of the state's significant cultural resources deserving of preservation for the future education and enjoyment of residents and visitors.  Properties listed in the State Register include individual buildings, structures, objects, districts, and historic and archaeological sites.  Over 2,000 individual properties and districts are currently listed in the State Register.  The State Register program is administered by the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (OAHP) within History Colorado, the Colorado Historical Society.  OAHP assists property owners in listing Colorado's most historically and architecturally significant buildings, structures, and sites in the Colorado State Register of Historic Properties.  Properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places are automatically listed in the State Register of Historic Properties.  They may also be nominated and listed separately to the State Register without inclusion in the National Register.  Properties listed in the State Register may be eligible for investment tax credits or for grants from the State Historical Fund, another program of History Colorado.  OAHP staff is available to assist with the initial assessments of eligibility and to provide guidance in the completion of Register nominations.

Should you have any questions, please contact the National Register staff at the Office of Archaeology and Historic Preservation at 303-866-3392.