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03/04/2020

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards $2 Million in Cultural and Historical Support Grants

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in grants to 153 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 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. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person (or approved equivalent).

 

"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 $40,000. All official county historical societies receive a $4,000 minimum grant.

 

"PHMC is delighted to once again award these general operating support grants to museums and historical societies.  These grants make a difference in communities all across the commonwealth, connecting Pennsylvanians with their history, serving as economic engines through tourism and job creation, and contributing to the quality of life," said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery.

 

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

 

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

Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation - $6,657

 

Allegheny

Carnegie Museum of Natural History & Carnegie Science Center - $40,000

Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - $40,000

Frick Art & Historical Center - $40,000

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania - $40,000

The Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh - $9,913

Rivers of Steel – Steel Industry Heritage Corporation - $30,875

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial hall & Museum Trust, Inc. - $21,776

 

Armstrong

Armstrong County Historical Museum & Genealogical Society - $4,000

 

Beaver

Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation - $4,000

Historic Harmony, Inc. - $4,000

 

Bedford

Bedford County Historical Society - $4,000

Old Bedford Village - $4,512

 

Berks

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles - $7,396

Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust - $17,290

Foundation for the Reading Public Museum - $33,842

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association - $31,786

Historical Society of Berks County/Berks History Center - $7,922

 

Blair

Blair County Historical Society - $4,000

Railroaders Heritage Corporation - $11,286

 

Bradford

Bradford County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Bucks

Bucks County Children's Museum - $5,399

Bucks County Historical Society - $36,618

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum - $4,000

Pearl S. Buck International House - $11,015

Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum - $7,434

 

Butler

Butler County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Cambria

Cambria County Historical Society - $4,000

Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $23,789

 

Cameron

Cameron County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Centre

Centre County Historical Society - $4,000

Discovery Space of Central Pennsylvania - $12,350

 

Chester

American Helicopter Museum and Education Center - $6,769

Chester County Historical Society - $17,441

Historic Sugartown Inc. - $4,000

Historic Yellow Springs Inc. - $9,270

Wharton Esherick Museum - $4,490

 

Clearfield

Clearfield County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Clinton

Clinton County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Columbia

Children's Museum Inc. - $4,000

 

Cumberland

Cumberland County Historical Society - $9,951

 

Dauphin

AACA Museum Inc. - $17,851

Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society - $4,000

Historical Society of Dauphin County - $4,000

The Hershey Story Museum - $23,771

The National Civil War Museum - $15,104

Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts - $35,579

 

Delaware

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation - $4,000

Delaware County Historical Society - $4,000

Nicholas Newlin Foundation - $9,595

 

Elk

Elk County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Erie

Erie County Historical Society - $12,029

ExpERIEnce Children's Museum - $7,499

 

Fayette

Western Pennsylvania Conservancy - Fallingwater - $40,000

 

Franklin

Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny - $4,000

Renfrew Museum and Park - $4,000

 

Fulton

Fulton County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Greene

Green County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Huntingdon

Huntingdon County Historical Society - $4,000

Isett Acres Museum - $4,393

 

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

Electric City Trolley Museum - $6,519

Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art - $9,831

Lackawanna Historical Society - $4,000

 

Lancaster

Children's Museum of Lancaster - $8,338

Lancaster Science Center - $10,171

LancasterHistory.org: LCHS and Wheatland - $22,203

National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors - $11,059

North Museum - $12,837

Rock Ford Foundation - $4,000

 

Lawrence

Lawrence County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Lebanon

Historic Schaefferstown Inc. - $4,000

Lebanon County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Lehigh

Da Vinci Discovery Center - $40,000

Lehigh County Historical Society - $7,451

 

Luzerne

Luzerne County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Lycoming

Little League Baseball Inc. - $5,937

Lycoming County Historical Society, Thomas T. Taber Museum - $4,000

 

McKean

Eldred WWII Museum - $4,000

McKean County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Mifflin

Mifflin County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Monroe

Monroe County Historical Association - $4,000

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm - $4,630

 

Montgomery

Historical Society of Montgomery County - $4,000

John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove - $8,817

Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania - $5,625

Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center - $5,766

 

Northampton

Delaware & Lehigh National Heritage Corridor - $7,410

Historic Bethlehem Partnership - $21,361

Moravian Historical Society - $4,000

National Museum of Industrial History - $12,980

Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society - $9,154

 

Northumberland

Northumberland Historical Society - $4,000

 

Philadelphia

Academy of Natural Sciences at Drexel University - $40,000

African American Museum of Philadelphia - $27,929

American Philosophical Society - $40,000

American Swedish Historical Museum - $7,872

Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust - $7,190

Carpenters' Company of the City and County of Philadelphia - $5,275

Chestnut Hill Conservancy & Historical Society - $5,655

Christ Church Preservation Trust - $7,576

Cliveden of the National Trust - $4,481

College of Physicians of Philadelphia - $40,000

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. - $40,000

Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion - $4,000

Fort Mifflin on the Delaware - $4,000

Franklin Institute - $40,000

Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery Inc. - $6,680

Germantown Historical Society - $4,250

Girard College Foundation - $5,206

Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation - $4,600

Historic Fair Hill - $4,000

Historic Philadelphia Inc./Betsy Ross House - $40,000

Historical Society of Pennsylvania - $40,000

Independence Seaport Museum - $40,000

Japan America Society of Greater Philadelphia - $13,000

John Bartram Association - $40,000

Museum of the American Revolution - $40,000

National Constitution Center - $40,000

National Liberty Museum - $27,504

Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corporation - $4,000

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $21,407

Please Touch Museum - $40,000

The Rosenbach - $16,428

Science History Institute - $40,000

Stenton - $4,364

Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania - $40,000

Wagner Free Institute of Science - $10,963

Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation - $4,000

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

Lewisburg Children's Museum - $4,000

Union County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Venango

Venango County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Warren

Warren County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Washington

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - $8,402

Washington County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Wayne

Wayne County Historical Society - $4,000

 

Westmoreland

Ligonier Valley Historical Society - $4,000

West Overton Museums - $5,566

Westmoreland County Historical Society - $4,463

 

Wyoming

Wyoming County Historical Society - $4,000

 

York

Susquehanna Heritage, Inc. - $4,000

York County History Center - $17,501

 

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