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05/11/2018

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 142 Cultural and Historical Support Grants

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in grants to 142 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 55 Pennsylvania counties.

“Pennsylvania’s wonderful museums and historical societies help preserve and share the state’s rich history and culture through the stories they tell,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These funds, awarded to museums and historical societies across commonwealth will help ensure these facilities are able to continue serving as educational resources for all Pennsylvanians.”
 
The goal of this program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museum community by supporting the general operations of eligible museums and official county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.
 
“Our commonwealth is truly fortunate to have so many outstanding museums and historical societies,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said. “I am very pleased that once again this year, these grants will help offer assistance to historical sites so that they can continue to provide excellent educational opportunities within our communities.”
 
Award amounts are determined using an equation based on a percentage of the eligible museum’s previous year’s operating budget. The maximum any museum could receive is $50,000. All official county historical societies receive a $4,000 minimum grant.
 
“PHMC is pleased to once again award these general operating support grants to museums and historical societies,” PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery said. “It’s great that we have a program to help meet the need for such support.”
 
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.pa.gov
 
Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
The following is a list of Cultural and Historical Support Grant Awards by county:
Adams
Adams County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Allegheny
Carnegie Institute - $50,000
Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh - $50,000
Frick Art & Historical Center - $50,000
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania - $50,000
The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh - $9,497
Rivers of Steel – Steel Industry Heritage Corporation - $35,250
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Trust Inc. - $27,168
 
Beaver
Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation - $4,000
 
Bedford
Old Bedford Village - $4,673
 
Berks
Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust - $14,030
Foundation for the Reading Public Museum - $39,128
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association - $31,632
Historical Society of Berks County/Berks History Center - $7,284
 
Blair
Blair County Historical Society - $4,000
Railroaders Heritage Corporation - $12,596
 
Bradford
Bradford County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Bucks
Bucks County Children’s Museum - $5,580
Bucks County Historical Society - $33,955
Pearl S. Buck International House - $12,053
Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum - $5,646
 
Butler
Butler County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Cambria
Cambria County Historical Society - $4,000
Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $29,344
 
Cameron
Cameron County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Centre
Centre County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Chester
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center - $7,361
Chester County Historical Society - $24,975
Graystone Society - $8,277
Green Valleys Association of Southeastern PA - $4,000
Historic Sugartown Inc. - $4,078
Historic Yellow Springs Inc. - $10,651
Mill at Anselma Preservation and Education Trust - $4,000
Wharton Esherick Museum - $4,442
 
Clearfield
Clearfield County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Clinton
Clinton County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Columbia
Children’s Museum Inc. - $4,000
 
Crawford
Crawford County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Cumberland
Cumberland County Historical Society - $11,379
 
Dauphin
AACA Museum Inc. - $22,171
Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society - $4,000
Historical Society of Dauphin County - $4,000
The Hershey Story Museum - $27,173
The National Civil War Museum - $16,117
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts - $10,890
 
Delaware
Chadds Ford Historical Society - $4,000
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation - $4,000
Delaware County Historical Society - $4,000
National Audubon Society - $9,940
Nicholas Newlin Foundation - $9,251
 
Erie
Erie County Historical Society - $11,587
ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum - $8,073
 
Fayette
Fallingwater - $50,000
 
Franklin
Conococheague Institute - $ 4,000
Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny - $4,000
Renfrew Museum and Park - $4,220
 
Fulton
Fulton County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Greene
Green County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Huntingdon
East Broad Top RR Preservation Association - $15,510
Huntingdon County Historical Society - $4,000
Isett Acres Museum - $5,099
 
Indiana
Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County - $4,000
 
Jefferson
Jefferson County Historical Society Inc. - $4,000
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center - $4,000
 
Juniata
Juniata County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Lackawanna
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art - $10,194
Lackawanna Historical Society - $4,000
 
Lancaster
Children’s Museum of Lancaster - $10,019
LancasterHistory.org: LCHS and Wheatland - $25,148
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors - $17,212
North Museum - $24,675
Rock Ford Foundation - $4,000
 
Lawrence
Lawrence County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Lebanon
Historic Schaefferstown Inc. - $4,000
 
Lehigh
Da Vinci Discovery Center - $40,159
Lehigh County Historical Society - $8,217
 
Luzerne
Luzerne County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Lycoming
Little League Baseball Inc. - $6,194
Lycoming County Historical Society - $4,200
 
McKean
McKean County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Mercer
Mercer County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Mifflin
Mifflin County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Monroe
Monroe County Historical Association - $4,000
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm - $5,316
 
Montgomery
Historical Society of Montgomery County - $4,000
Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania - $6,690
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center - $8,428
 
Northampton
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor - $17,230
Historic Bethlehem Partnership - $19,909
Moravian Historical Society - $4,000
National Museum of Industrial History - $14,446
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society - $9,877
 
Northumberland
Northumberland Historical Society - $4,000
 
Philadelphia
Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University - $50,000
African American Museum of Philadelphia - $22,478
American Philosophical Society - $50,000
American Swedish Historical Museum - $9,146
Athenaeum of Philadelphia - $15,650
Carpenters’ Company of the City and County of Philadelphia - $5,842
Chemical Heritage Foundation - $125,740
Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Historical Society - $4,924
Christ Church Preservation Trust - $8,651
Cliveden of the National Trust - $4,853
College of Physicians of Philadelphia - $50,000
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. - $50,000
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion - $4,000
Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery Inc. - $6,222
Germantown Historical Society - $4,116
Girard College Founder’s Hall - $6,338
Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation - $5,060
Historic Philadelphia Inc./Betsy Ross House - $39,103
Historical Society of Pennsylvania - $46,630
Independence Seaport Museum - $50,000
Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia - $12,535
John Bartram Association - $11,006
National Constitution Center - $50,000
National Liberty Museum - $31,050
National Museum of American Jewish History - $50,000
Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania - $50,000
Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation - $4,000
Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent - $12,323
Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $19,638
Please Touch Museum - $50,000
Rosenbach Museum and Library - $17,616
Stenton - $4,600
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania - $50,000
Wagner Free Institute of Science - $12,372
Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation - $4,951
Wyck Association - $4,000
 
Pike
Pike County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Schuylkill
Historical Society of Schuylkill County - $4,000
 
Somerset
Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County - $4,000
 
Sullivan
Sullivan County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Susquehanna
Susquehanna County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Tioga
Tioga County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Union
Union County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Warren
Warren County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Washington
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - $8,818
 
Wayne
Wayne County Historical Society - $4,000
 
Westmoreland
Fort Ligonier Association - $16,215
Ligonier Valley Historical Society - $4,000
West Overton Museums - $4,000
Westmoreland County Historical Society - $4,301
 
Wyoming
Wyoming County Historical Society - $4,000
 
York
York County History Center - $19,178

 

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