Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) February 22, 2014
Cyber Plaque® is a new website where anyone can easily add anything about anyplace, for free. Historical markers, often in bronze or stone, commemorate something of importance or interest about a place. Yet there are millions of locations that may be notable to someone that have no physical marker. That need is met in cyber space at http://www.cyberplaque.com.
Cyber Plaque® offers fascinating and often unique information about specific locations. “I was dismayed that fans of the late poet Charles Bukowski were denied their request for a historical plaque for his apartment by Philadelphia’s City Council,” said Frank Chmielewski, creator of Cyber Plaque®. “After I discovered that Abraham Lincoln gave a speech at what is now an abandoned dollar store, with nothing to mark the site, I went to work on Cyber Plaque®.”
“On Cyber Plaque®, you decide what is interesting,” said Chmielewski. “If you think there ought to be a plaque, you create it.” Something may be remarkable about a place that most people have forgotten but you have not. This is your chance to add it to the historical record. There could be a place with some history that goes unnoticed as people pass it every day. Or, there may be a building that needs to be saved and preserved.
On Cyber Plaque®, find the childhood home of someone famous, or the site of a concert by a once unknown rock star. Find that a battlefield is now a parking lot, or that a wine cellar had been a part of the Underground Railroad. Discover that a college in Delaware now occupies the site of the factory where reggae legend Bob Marley was a forklift driver. Immortalize the house where your grandfather was born.
It can be a lengthy and often unsuccessful process to convince a bureaucratic body to commission a memorial plaque. Anyone can decide what is important about a place and easily create a Cyber Plaque®. In truth, more people may view it online than would see a real plaque in person. Anyone can become his or her own historical commission at http://www.cyberplaque.com.