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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 47 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants


This is a detailed list of projects (PDF) funded by this year’s round of Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $2.6 million in Keystone Historic Preservation Grants to assist historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 20 counties.

PHMC awarded 47 grants selected from 93 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 20 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 Presque Isle Light Station in Erie County to improve their interpretation, to funding the restoration of the historically significant Byberry Hall in Philadelphia, to a grant to Somerset County for the rehabilitation of the Bollman Bridge, now a component of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, showing the intersection of historic preservation and recreation. 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 it 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. This fund is supported annually from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue.

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

Andrew Carnegie Free Library - $100,000.00
Borough of Thornburg - $100,000.00
Elizabeth Borough - $10,000.00
Pittsburgh Green Innovators - $25,000.00
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation - $25,000.00
St. Stanislaus Kostka - $100,000.00
Union Project - $100,000.00
New Brighton Historical Society - $39,083.00
Everett Borough on behalf of Reimagine Everett Inc. - $100,000.00
Christ Episcopal Church Reading - $14,350.00
Warwick Township Historical Society - $30,000.00
Johnstown Redevelopment Authority - $100,000.00
Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $100,000.00
Pocopson Township - $25,000.00
Society for Pennsylvania Archaeology Inc. - $13,700.00
Friends of Fort Halifax Park - $18,950.00
Newtown Township - $100,000.00
Rose Valley Centennial Foundation - $25,000.00

City of Erie - $25,000.00
Erie Art Museum - $12,500.00
Girard Borough - $6,375.00
The Presque Isle Light Station - $22,500.00
Union City Borough - $66,375.00
Franklin County - $100,000.00
Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen - $11,610.00
County of Mifflin - $25,000.00
Historic Bethlehem Partnership t/a Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites - $21,250.00
County of Northumberland - $100,000.00
Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust - $25,000.00
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) aka Byberry Friends Meeting - $100,000.00
Cliveden of the National Trust - $37,777.50
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site - $100,000.00
Fairmount Park Conservancy - $50,000.00
Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation - $100,000.00
Historic Germantown - $100,000.00
Independence Seaport Museum - $47,528.50
Saint Mark's Church - $100,000.00
The German Society of Pennsylvania - $25,000.00
The Rosenbach - $100,000.00
Wagner Free Institute of Science - $100,000.00
Somerset County - $100,000.00
Historic Franklin Preservation Association - $30,000.00
Oil City Civic Center - $24,460.00
Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism - $20,000.00
Venango County Economic Development Authority - $100,000.00
Friends of Camp Security - $24,695.00
York County History Center - $33,260.50

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