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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 54 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

06/02/2021

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has awarded $2.3 million in Keystone Historic Preservation Grants to support the preservation efforts of historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 21 counties.

The commission awarded 54 grants selected from 92 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 21 different counties,” said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery. “The selected projects represent the breadth of historic resources that Pennsylvanians value – from a grant to the City of Erie to further their preservation goals, to funding that supports the repair of the architecturally significant Thunderbird Lodge in Rose Valley, Delaware County, to a grant to Bellefonte Borough, Centre County, to assist the community’s continued investment in and promotion of historic preservation. 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 helps facilitate 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 & Conservation Fund, which 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 FacebookTwitterInstagram or LinkedIn.

Media Contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639

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The following is a list of Keystone Historic Preservation Grants by county:

 

Allegheny

Carnegie Library of Homestead - $100,000

City of Pittsburgh - $17,500

Frick Art and Historical Center - $100,000

Hill Community Development Corp. - $100,000

Mt. Lebanon Partnership - $10,000

Rebuilding Together Pittsburgh - $100,000

Rivers of Steel Heritage Corp. - $100,000

Rodef Shalom Congregation - $13,085

Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka (SPMMMV) - $100,000

Township of Moon - $100,000

 

Beaver

Ambridge Historic District Economic Development Corp. - $17,950

New Brighton Historical Society - $25,000

 

Bedford

Bedford County - $100,000

Everett Borough - $25,000

 

Cambria

The 1901 Church Inc. - $25,000

 

Centre

Bellefonte Borough - $41,400

 

Chester

Historic Waynesborough - $38,950

Mt. Zion Historical and Cultural, Educational Community Center and Sepulcher - $35,220

 

Cumberland

South Middleton Township - $14,700

 

Dauphin

Historic Harrisburg Association Inc. - $17,094

Hummelstown Area Historical Society - $21,000

The Fair Housing Council of the Capital Region Inc. - $20,000

 

Delaware

Rose Valley Centennial Foundation - $100,000

 

Erie

City of Erie - $25,000

Presque Isle Light Station - $25,000

 

Franklin

Franklin County - $12,000

 

Indiana

Friends of Blairsville Communities - $16,250

 

Lackawanna

City of Scranton - $100,000

Scranton Cultural Center - $25,000

Waverly Community House Inc. - $25,000

 

Lawrence

Hoyt Center for the Arts - $100,000

Human Services Center - $31,250

Lawrence County Historical Society - $5,000

 

Luzerne

First Presbyterian Church of Wilkes-Barre - $100,000

Luzerne County - $8,532

 

Montgomery

Discover Lansdale - $14,310

Friends of Laurel Hill & West Laurel Hill Cemeteries - $25,000

Historic Trappe - $40,000

 

Philadelphia

Cliveden of the National Trust - $24,923

Cranaleith Spiritual Center - $11,344

Glen Foerd Conservation Corp. - $14,266

Historic RittenhouseTown Inc. - $32,674

John Bartram Association (aka Bartram's Garden) - $100,000

Naomi Wood Trust - $55,788

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $18,675

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America in Pennsylvania - $42,315

Third, Scots and Mariners Presbyterian Church - $100,000

Trinity Episcopal Memorial Church - $11,890

Wagner Free Institute of Science - $25,000

 

Venango

Christ Church - $2,975

 

Warren

Warren County Historical Society - $34,000

 

Washington

Bradford House Historical Association - $23,870

 

Westmoreland

Geyer Performing Arts Center - $12,500

Redevelopment Authority of the County of Westmoreland - $23,375

 


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