Eugene Hough believes in the power of history…history as told through stories that inform, educate and entertain. Eugene has dedicated his life to the preservation and sharing of history through his work on historical markers and monuments commemorating veterans and patriots, wherever they may be found.
For 9 years, Eugene served in the Pennsylvania National Guard. He is actively engaged as a member of the Bateman Gallagher American Legion Post # 668 in Wayne PA. He is also a member and works in planning for the Pennsylvania and National Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route. Eugene is a member of the Pennsylvania Society Sons of The American Revolution; the First City Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry #2260 and Equine Escort Platoon, (established 1774) today known as the First Troop Philadelphia City Cavalry.
A teacher by choice, Eugene has a BA in Health and Special Education, Certified K-12 and an MA in Policy and Planning. A monument education and preservation field specialist by training, Eugene is a certified Jahn Restoration product installer. In his 20+ years working in preservation, Eugene is well versed in current specialized restoration and conservation practices for stone, marble, granite, terra cotta and bronze monuments, markers, and plaques.
Out of his passion for preserving and sharing history, Eugene developed the “Legacy Marker Program.” The program combines historical research and modern-day preservation techniques with opportunities for experiential, “hands-on” learning. The “Legacy Marker Program” introduces students, educators, veterans, and communities to the continuum of local history often hidden within their backyard. Working at selected locations of historical significance, Eugene’s program introduces people to the lives and stories which forged America’s history. Eugene teaches how to repair and preserve monuments and markers, encouraging communities to become stewards of their monuments and to “take history into their own hands.”
Ultimately, Eugene Hough’s “Legacy Marker Program” works to keep history alive through shared knowledge and experiences, while serving to inspire a new generation of civic-minded preservationists.