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06/06/2019

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Awards 57 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission has awarded $2.5 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 28 counties.

The commission awarded 57 grants selected from 96 eligible applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 for project grants and $5,000 to $100,000 for construction projects. All grants require a 50 percent cash match and were awarded through a competitive selection process.

"These grants make an enormous difference to communities across Pennsylvania," said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery. "They assist townships and municipalities in revitalization and development efforts, providing funding for vibrant use of historic buildings within their communities.  We are thrilled to provide increased funding to more than $2.5 million this year, supporting 57 projects, including several in distressed cities."

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 tax revenue.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

The following is a list of Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Awards, by county:

Allegheny

Bona Fide Bellevue - $7,500.00

Carnegie Library of Homestead - $100,000.00

City of Pittsburgh - $100,000.00

Frick Art & Historical Center - $82,500.00

Historical Society of Upper St. Clair - $49,000.00

New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts - $100,000.00

Preservation Pittsburgh - $5,000.00

The Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka - $25,000.00

 

Armstrong

County of Armstrong - $100,000.00

 

Bucks

County Theater, Inc. - $64,500.00

 

Cambria

City of Johnstown - $24,000.00

Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $39,000.00

The 1901 Church, Inc. - $85,000.00

Venue of Merging Arts - $14,563.00

 

Chester

Wharton Esherick Museum - $25,000.00

 

Crawford

Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism - $45,000.00

 

Dauphin

Preservation Pennsylvania - $25,000.00

 

Delaware

County of Delaware - $25,000.00

Rose Valley Centennial Foundation - $99,788.00

Williamson College of the Trades - $100,000.00

 

Erie

Girard Borough - $20,000.00

Impact Corry - $10,000.00

 

Fayette

County of Fayette - $14,807.00

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy/Fallingwater - $100,000.00

 

Greene

Greene County Historical Society - $85,675.00

 

Lackawanna

Lackawanna College - $100,000.00

 

Lancaster

Haldeman Mansion Preservation Society - $30,000.00

 

Lebanon

Historic Schaefferstown, Inc. - $32,500.00

 

Lehigh

Lehigh University / LU12, LLC - $21,845.00

 

Luzerne

Greater Hazleton Historical Society - $30,000

 

Mifflin

Friends of the Embassy Theatre, Inc. - $14,965.00

The Mifflin County Historical Society - $24,000.00

 

Monroe

Blakeslee Community Association - $44,721.00

 

Montgomery

Historical Society of Montgomery County - $5,000.00

Lower Merion Township - $100,000.00

Merion Friends Meeting - $25,000.00

 

Northampton

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor - $25,000.00

 

Northumberland

Northumberland County Courthouse - $23,500.00

 

Perry

Historical Society of Perry County - $10,000.00

Perry County Council of the Arts - $10,845.00

 

Philadelphia

American Philosophical Society - $44,200.00

Awbury Arboretum Association, Inc. - $20,783.00

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. - $25,000.00

Historic Gloria Dei Preservation Corporation - $65,175.00

Independence Seaport Museum - $37,911.00

Mount Vernon Baptist Church - $45,453.00

Philadelphia Girls' Rowing Club - $60,490.00

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $90,000.00

Stenton, NSCDA/PA - $84,525.00

 

Venango

County of Venango - $100,000.00

Historic Franklin Preservation Association - $27,000.00

Oil Region Alliance dba Oil City Main Street Program - $20,000.00

Venango County Historical Society - $53,500.00

 

Washington

Washington County Historical Society - $8,339.00

 

Wayne

Wayne County Historical Society - $12,500.00

 

Westmoreland

Ligonier Valley Historical Society - $19,265.00

 

York

Friends of Camp Security - $11,150.00

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