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06/13/2018

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Awards 28 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $1.275 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help 28 historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 19 counties.

The commission awarded 28 grants selected from 105 eligible applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 for project grants and $5,000 to $80,000 for construction projects. All grants require a 50/50 cash match and were awarded through a competitive selection process.
 
“We are pleased to support these important projects in 19 counties across the Commonwealth,” said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery. “The selected projects represent the breadth of historic resources that Pennsylvanians value – from cornerstone buildings in their downtowns, to covered bridges and significant archaeological sites. This investment ensures that Pennsylvania’s cultural memory will be preserved for future generations.”
 
Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or may be used to meet building or community-specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. 
 
These grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund. This fund is supported annually from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue.
 
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Visit the PHMC online at www.phmc.pa.gov.  
 
Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
 
The following is a list of Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Awards, by county:
 
Allegheny
City of Pittsburgh - $18,654.50
Daisy Wilson Artist Community, Inc. - $25,000
Preservation Pittsburgh - $5,000
University of Pittsburgh - $80,000
 
Berks
Hay Creek Valley Historical Association - $80,000
 
Butler
Historic Harmony, Inc. - $72,902
 
Cambria
1901 Church, Inc. - $25,000                                                  
 
Clinton
Clinton County - $80,000
 
Dauphin
Preservation Pennsylvania - $25,000
 
Delaware
Marcus Hook Preservation Society - $80,000
Newlin Grist Mill in Glen Mills - $24,250
 
Erie
Borough of Union City - $25,000
 
Greene
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation - $65,000
 
Lackawanna
City of Scranton - $80,000
 
Lehigh
City of Allentown - $80,000
Borough of Coopersburg - $17,800
 
Luzerne
The Luzerne Foundation – Irem Temple Restoration Project - $80,000
 
Monroe
Monroe County Historical Association - $23,358
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm - $5,265
 
Northampton
Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor - $25,000
 
Philadelphia  
Girard College Foundation - $66,500
Independence Seaport Museum - $25,000
Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, Inc. - $59,600
The Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation - $80,000
 
Venango
County of Venango - $80,000
 
Warren
Warren County Historical Society - $25,000
 
Washington
Washington County Historical Society - $9,162.50
 
Westmoreland
Fort Ligonier Association - $12,508.00
 
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