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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 52 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

09/09/2020

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has awarded $2.6 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 24 counties.

The commission awarded 52 grants selected from 94 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 50/50 cash match and were awarded through a competitive selection process.

“We are pleased to support these important projects from across the Commonwealth. It is rewarding to impact communities in 24 different counties,” 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 & 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

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

Allegheny 

Allegheny Historic Preservation Society, Inc. - $24,500

City of Pittsburgh - $100,000

New Hazlett Center for the Performing Arts - $25,000

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - $80,000

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy - $50,000

Rodef Shalom Congregation - $95,000

Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust Inc. - $96,350

The Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - $24,000

The Union Project - $25,000

 

Berks 

Christ Episcopal Church - $48,849

Oley Youth Character Bldg - $25,000

 

Blair 

Blair County Historical Society - $77,500

 

Bucks 

Perkasie Borough - $100,000

 

Cambria 

Center for Metal Arts - $25,000

Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $100,000

Johnstown Redevelopment Authority - $50,000

Pittsburgh Gateways Corporation - $99,969

Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown - $25,000

 

Centre 

Centre County Historical Society - $100,000

 

Clinton 

Downtown Lock Haven Inc. - $10,000

 

Cumberland 

Central PA Conservancy - $34,672

Mt Holly Springs Borough - $25,000

 

Dauphin 

City of Harrisburg - $13,500

Friends of Fort Halifax Park - $17,746

Historical Society of Dauphin County - $10,000

 

Delaware 

Friends of Sellers Hall - $24,752

Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation - $73,832

 

Erie 

Erie Downtown Partnership - $22,500

Union City Borough - $25,000

 

Franklin 

Capitol Theatre Foundation - $19,200

 

Greene 

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation - $73,000

 

Huntingdon 

Allegheny Ridge Corporation - $100,000

 

Lancaster 

Old Zion German Reformed Church - $25,000

 

Lehigh 

Lehigh University - $25,000

 

Mifflin 

Friends of the Embassy Theatre, Inc. - $100,000

 

Montgomery 

Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation - $32,327

Friends of Nathaniel Boileau Farmstead, Inc. - $100,000

 

Northampton 

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites - $13,625

Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society - $35,000

Third Street Alliance for Women & Children - $100,000

 

Northumberland 

Northumberland County - $100,000

 

Perry 

Historical Society of Perry County - $25,000

 

Philadelphia 

Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) - $24,500

Carpenters' Company of the City & County of Philadelphia - $100,000

CultureWorks Greater Philadelphia - $6,250

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site - $100,000

Friends of Historic Sedgeley - $39,426

Pennepack Baptist Historical Foundation - $10,888

Wyck Association - $16,000

 

Washington 

Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania (Meadowcroft) - $75,724

Washington Business District Authority - $12,000

 

Westmoreland 

Ligonier Valley Historical Society - $71,954

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