Thanks to donations by Larry Karp and David Almquist, the City of Sedalia and Missouri Dept of Transportation will unveil and dedicate commemorative street signs honoring Scott Joplin on Saturday, November 5 at 10AM in Sedalia's Liberty Center.
The following Monday, the signs will be installed at the intersection of US 50 and 65 (west end) as well as at Air Center Drive (east end). This post will be edited to include photos of the 'Scott Joplin Memorial Highway' signs once they're up.
Scott Joplin Memorial Cemetery Bench
2017 will be the Centennial of Scott Joplin’s death. Ragtime fans are encouraged to donate to the purchase and placement of a memorial bench at the site of his grave in St. Michael’s Cemetery, East Elmhurst, NY. Installation is planeed for May 27, 2017.
Please make checks to St. Michael’s Cemetery (a non-profit, charitable organization) with “Scott Joplin Memorial” written in the memo space on the check.
Mail checks to:
46 Meadow Ponds Circle
Miller Place, NY 11764
PayPal donations are also welcome. Use the “Friends and Family” option to avoid PayPal fees and direct to Ed’s email, email@example.com
Ed will then submit the appropriate check to the Cemetery, listing donor names unless anonymity is preferred.
The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Joplin’s contribution to ragtime music, along with the historic importance connected with Sedalia, Missouri.