The Mason County Historic Preservation Commission administers the Plaque Program to acknowledge the historical value of buildings, structures, or places in Mason County that should be considered historically important, possess unique architectural or other characteristics, are associated with important events in Mason County history, or some or all of these values.

While not the same as having a property listed into the Mason County Historic Register, the Plaque Program acknowledges and recognizes our County’s historical places through a simpler process, culminating in the award of a mountable plaque.

Applying for a plaque is straightforward—fill out the application form with the history and/or historical associations of a building, structure, or place, then attach photos and other relevant documentation, and either submit in-person to Luke Viscusi at the Mason County Planning Department (615 W Alder St, Shelton, WA 98584), or by email to

Download the digital plaque program application. Hard copies can also be picked up at the Mason County Assessor’s office (411 N 5th St, Shelton, WA 98584), the Mason County Historical Society Museum (427 W Railroad Ave, Shelton, WA 98584), or the Mason County Planning Department (615 W Alder St, Shelton, WA 98584).

If you are considering applying for a plaque and have questions, please feel free to call Luke Viscusi at 360-427-9670 ext. 282, or contact the Mason County Historic Preservation Commission via email at: