GaelicUSA’s Local Memory and Monuments Project

Scottish Gaelic Foundation of the U.S.A.

Road sign in Hillsborough, North Carolina, commemorating James Hogg who organized a failed migration of Highlanders. Road sign in Hillsborough, North Carolina, commemorating James Hogg who organized a failed migration of Highlanders.

Are Scottish Highland immigrants, communities and historical events remembered in your local area? How are they commemorated, situated and interpreted in your local landscape or built environment? With road signs, building plaques, statues, monuments or other kinds of memorials? Or are there gaping holes in the community memory of the Gaelic immigrant legacy?

Memorial for the Battle of Moore's Creek Bridge, North Carolina, fought during the American Revolutionary War. Memorial for the Battle of Moore’s Creek Bridge, North Carolina, fought during the American Revolutionary War.

GaelicUSA is initiating a “crowd-source” project to collect material from people around the United States about how the story of Scottish Gaels as an ethnic group and as individuals are memorialized in our communities. We will assemble a digital exhibition, available online, from these materials as they come in.

Here’s what we’ll need from you if you’d like to contribute to this initiative:

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