Love learning and exploring local history? The New York History Map is your guide.
Ever see one of those blue historical markers on the side of road and wondered what it said? Me too. That’s the initial concept behind the NYHM – to be able to list and explore designated historical markers.
While there are other sites that document these markers, the NYHM will be different in a few ways:
- The website will be modern, responsive and user friendly – investing in a professionally built and developed site.
- It will be focused on listing historical markers of various categories – people, historical homes, military figures, industries, pretty much anything with a designated historical mark.
- The NYHM will be a source to support local historical societies – organizations will be able to promote events, volunteer opportunities, seek business sponsors, and more.
What’s it all about?
The primary purpose for the New York History Map is to be an entertaining and educational resource for users interested in local history.
Is the map up now?
The map is still being worked on so it is not up and running. But…there is a Facebook page you can like and follow.
Who is behind it?
My name is Ryan Naylor.
I love being creative and coming up with ideas to ignite and support local economies.
There’s not much I don’t like about the entrepreneurial and business creation. From designing websites, writing the copy, or coming up with new ways to drive sales – it’s all challenging and rewarding.
While designing websites is something I learned on my own, I did invest time and money learning copywriting from AWAI (American Writers & Artists Institute) and John Carlton over the spring/summer of 2020.
My goal is to work with a great group of professionals to help promote and grow businesses servicing local business and economies.
To stay up to date on the progress, like the New York History Map Facebook page.