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Penn State Historical Markers

Historical markers at the University Park campus and other Penn State locations across the Commonwealth call attention to the University's rich tradition of achievement in higher education and in service to society. A formal series of blue-and-white markers was launched in 1989 by the Penn State Alumni Association and the Office of Strategic Communications. The Alumni Association funds the project while the Strategic Communications office provides management services and coordinates the installation and maintenance of the markers with the Office of Physical Plant. The markers in general commemorate events and locations of broad importance to the intellectual and scientific development of Penn State as one of America's leading public universities.

In addition to this series of blue-and-white markers, several other historical commemoratives are located at the University Park campus that offer a glimpse into Penn State's past.

If you would like to suggest a marker, please check the guidelines here.

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University Park Historical Marker Map
For a map showing the locations of the markers included in the Alumni Association/Strategic Communications program at the University Park campus, as well as the location of campus buildings on the National Register of Historic Places, send an email to lsp1@psu.edu. Questions or comments about the program can be directed to this same address.