"; echo "\nusername=$username\n
"; echo "\npassword=$password\n
"; echo "\ndatabase=$database\n
"; */ mysql_connect($hostname,$username,$password); @mysql_select_db($database) or die( "Unable to select database"); $query="SELECT markercost_small,markercost_large FROM markercost"; $result=mysql_query($query); $num=mysql_numrows($result); $markercost_small =mysql_result($result,0,"markercost_small"); $markercost_large =mysql_result($result,0,"markercost_large"); //$markercost_small = date_format($markercost_small, 'M d, Y'); //~ echo "
";
//~ echo $markercost_small;
//~ echo "
"; mysql_close(); ?> ISHS Markers

Stone marker 1.JPG (85039 bytes)   Historical Markers

Since 1934, the Illinois State Historical Society has erected more than 400 historical markers statewide. Subjects of historical significance to Illinois are co-sponsored by local organizations and supporters. The Illinois State Historical Society coordinates the placement and management of historical markers throughout the state.

Those interested in erecting a marker should contact William Furry at 217/525-2781 or wfurry@historyillinois.org. A marker application form must be filled out, and each marker must be sponsored by a group willing to cover the costs of the marker. 100-word markers cost $2,000.00 and the larger 250-word markers cost $3,000.00 , plus crating and shipping.

bullet Historical Marker Application
bullet Historical Marker Donations
 
 

Historical markers are expensive to create and maintain. Please support the ISHS Markers program by contributing toward a marker on the ‘wish list’ or to the marker fund in general, which will help us maintain damaged markers. Click here for more information.

Historical Marker Week is usually the first week in March.  Watch this site for details regarding Historical Marker Week.

bullet Marker Dedication News
bullet February 27 through March 5,2012 - Illinois State Historical Society Markers Awareness Week Govenor's Proclamation
bullet February 27 through March 5,2012 - Illinois State Historical Society Markers Awareness Week 97th General Assembly – House of Representatives Proclamation

You may search the list of Illinois' historical markers by county or by title using the following links:

bullet Historical Markers by County
bullet Historical Markers by County Map
bullet Historical Markers by Title
bullet Search All Historical Markers