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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 52 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants


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


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


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



Christ Episcopal Church - $48,849

Oley Youth Character Bldg - $25,000



Blair County Historical Society - $77,500



Perkasie Borough - $100,000



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 County Historical Society - $100,000



Downtown Lock Haven Inc. - $10,000



Central PA Conservancy - $34,672

Mt Holly Springs Borough - $25,000



City of Harrisburg - $13,500

Friends of Fort Halifax Park - $17,746

Historical Society of Dauphin County - $10,000



Friends of Sellers Hall - $24,752

Historic Lansdowne Theater Corporation - $73,832



Erie Downtown Partnership - $22,500

Union City Borough - $25,000



Capitol Theatre Foundation - $19,200



Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation - $73,000



Allegheny Ridge Corporation - $100,000



Old Zion German Reformed Church - $25,000



Lehigh University - $25,000



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



Beth Sholom Preservation Foundation - $32,327

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



Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites - $13,625

Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society - $35,000

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



Northumberland County - $100,000



Historical Society of Perry County - $25,000



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



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

Washington Business District Authority - $12,000



Ligonier Valley Historical Society - $71,954

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