Roadside Markers Forum Resources

Massachusetts Tercentenary Markers

Letter to the Sudbury Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commission from the Sudbury Clergy Association voicing concern about the language on the markers

1930 Published Guide to Historical Markers (original guide published by the Tercentenary Commission)

Historical Marker Database (online database of historical markers, including the Massachusetts Tercentenary markers)

"Marked Territory: Rethinking Massachusetts' Roadside Histories" by Emma Boast

"Massachusetts Is Restoring 21 Historic Roadway Markers In 2019" by Michael Quinlin

Maps and other resources from Sudbury Town Historian Jan Hardenbergh

Map of "Sudbury Fight" in King Philip's War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty (2010) by Daniel R. Mandell (p. 106)

Indigenous History and Representation

"Contested Places: The History and Meaning of Hassanamisco" by D. Rae Gould

"Cultural Practice and Authenticity: The Search for Real Indians in New England in the ‘Historical’ Period" by D. Rae Gould

"Decolonizing Memory Work? Textual Politics of Settler State Historical Markers Engaging Indigenous Peoples in Kansas" by Chris Post and Mark Rhodes

MA Indigenous Legislative Agenda

Change the Mass Flag


Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast (2018) by Christine DeLucia

Our Beloved Kin: A New History of King Philip's War (2018) by Lisa Brooks

Historical Archaeology and Indigenous Collaboration: Discovering Histories That Have Futures (2020) by D. Rae Gould, Holly Herbster, Heather Law Pezzarossi, & Steve A. Mrozowski 

Historical Markers in Other States

Memorialization, Memory, and History

"History and Memorialisation: Narratives about the Past Examined through the Lens of Cultural Rights" (United Nations Special Report)

"History, Memory, and Monuments:  An Overview of the Scholarly Literature on Commemoration" by Kirk Savage (This article mentions many helpful scholarly books and articles.)

"Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Mémoire" by Pierre Nora (This often-cited article is dense but worth reading by those with interest in this topic.)