Awarding someone the Key to a City dates back to the Middle Ages. By giving a person the key to the town, the town’s leaders symbolically allowed the recipient to freely travel within and without the town. Today, by giving our Key to the City Walnut Plaque to someone, you are showing your gratitude to that person. It is the perfect award for a hometown person who has achieved much in life. It also makes a great way to demonstrate your appreciation to someone who has shown a sense of civic responsibility. A 9” x 12” mounting board of American walnut has a smooth, rounded edge, and the board holds a decorative die cast skeleton key. Below the key, a black brass engraving plate trimmed in gold provides ample room for up to five lines of text. All engraving comes free of charge. Reward that individual who is special to your municipality by presenting that lucky person with our Key to the City Walnut Plaque (item # PC530E).