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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 44 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants


Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $2.18 million in Keystone Historic Preservation Grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 22 counties.


The commission awarded 44 grants selected from 113 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’re thrilled to announce this year’s grantees for this critical funding that supports preservation work across the Commonwealth,” said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery.  “Projects range from restorations of a World War I memorial in Munhall Borough [Allegheny County] and the Slate Hill Cemetery in Lower Makefield Township [Bucks County] to masonry restoration at Presque Isle Light Station [Erie County] and structural stabilization of the original 1850 farmhouse and barn at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm in Stroudsburg [Monroe County]. From bank barns to penitentiaries and 18th-century Quaker meetinghouses to 20th-century synagogues, the preservation of these resources is key to ensuring the legacy of Pennsylvania’s rich history.”

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 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.


The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or following them on FacebookTwitterInstagram or LinkedIn.


Media Contact: Sean Adkins, 717-705-5794




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



Great Conewago Presbyterian Church - $14, 850


Borough of Munhall - $6,300

City of Pittsburgh - $20,000

Frick Art & Historical Center - $100,000

Genesis Corporation - $25,000

Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy - $50,000

Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka - $25,000


New Brighton Historical Society - $41,266


Lower Makefield Township - $33,250

Margaret R. Grundy Memorial Museum (an entity of The Grundy Foundation) - $100,000

The Andalusia Foundation (Andalusia Historic House, Gardens & Arboretum) - $42,405


1901 Church Inc. (DBA The Steeples Project) - $17,500


East Coventry Township - $25,000


United Universalist Church of Meadville - $79,165


Cumberland County Historical Society - $23,100


Grace United Methodist Church - $25,000


Erie Art Museum - $100,000

Presque Isle Light Station - $10,000


Greene Township - $26,794


Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation - $55,476


Indiana Borough - $10,000


LancasterHistory (DBA - $34,720


Whitehall Township - $12,360


Monroe County Historical Association - $100,000

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm - $8,350


Hiway Theatre Inc. - $36,400

Merion Friends Meeting - $100,000

St. Thomas Church - $93,700


Hellertown Historical Society - $10,000


Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust - $100,000

Awbury Arboretum Association Inc. - $100,000

Congregation Rodeph Shalom - $48,869

Cranaleith Spiritual Center - $25,000

Eastern State Penitentiary - $100,000

Friends of 2125 Chestnut Street - $100,000

Friends of the Tanner House c/o Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia - $25,000

Germantown Mennonite Historic Trust - $13,600

Historic RittenhouseTown Inc. - $31,674

Independence Seaport Museum - $37,050

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $100,000

The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania - $100,000


Susquehanna County Historical Society - $100,000


County of Warren PA - $63,710


Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor - $14,988.75

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