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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 54 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants


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


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



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



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

New Brighton Historical Society - $25,000



Bedford County - $100,000

Everett Borough - $25,000



The 1901 Church Inc. - $25,000



Bellefonte Borough - $41,400



Historic Waynesborough - $38,950

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



South Middleton Township - $14,700



Historic Harrisburg Association Inc. - $17,094

Hummelstown Area Historical Society - $21,000

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



Rose Valley Centennial Foundation - $100,000



City of Erie - $25,000

Presque Isle Light Station - $25,000



Franklin County - $12,000



Friends of Blairsville Communities - $16,250



City of Scranton - $100,000

Scranton Cultural Center - $25,000

Waverly Community House Inc. - $25,000



Hoyt Center for the Arts - $100,000

Human Services Center - $31,250

Lawrence County Historical Society - $5,000



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

Luzerne County - $8,532



Discover Lansdale - $14,310

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

Historic Trappe - $40,000



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



Christ Church - $2,975



Warren County Historical Society - $34,000



Bradford House Historical Association - $23,870



Geyer Performing Arts Center - $12,500

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


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