Today village council and village and county officials in Frazeysburg were making history and bringing it back to life. A special guest was on hand to help with the dedication, State Senator Jim Carnes who represents nine counties including Muskingum. Preserving historical landmarks and recognizing established villages and towns is a program that began back in 1953, however it became inactive until the Ohio Bi-Centennial Commission, The Ohio Historical Society and ODOT provided grant money and it was revived. Area schools will also benefit from this program because it brings local history right into their own backyards. To participate in the program the community must provide fifty percent of the funds and the state grant will match that. Currently there are 103 communities that have participated in the program.