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Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission Awards 48 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 $2.58 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 21 counties.


The commission awarded 48 grants selected from 101 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 cornerstone buildings in their downtowns to a rural grist mill and significant lighthouse. 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 & 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.


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



Borough of Sewickley - $7,500.00

City of Pittsburgh - $25,000.00

Historical Society of Upper St Clair - $65,325.00

Penn Hills Community Development Corporation - $20,000.00

Preservation Pittsburgh - $7,500.00

Rodef Shalom Congregation - $17,295.00



Blair County Historical Society - $16,439.00



County of Bucks - $59,400.00

Mercer-Fonthill Museum/Bucks County Historical Society - $25,000.00

Nakashima Foundation For Peace - $10,250.00



Harmony Museum - $98,799.80

Zelienople Historical Society - $22,500.00



Chester County Department of Facilities - $100,000.00

East Bradford Township - $100,000.00



First Baptist Church of Meadville - $100,000.00



South Middleton Township - $20,000.00



Historical Society of Dauphin County - $11,493.50



Chadds Ford Township - $100,000.00

Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation - $12,208.00

Nicholas Newlin Foundation - $100,000.00

Rose Valley Centennial Foundation - $100,000.00

Township of Upper Chichester - $25,000.00



City of Erie - $25,000.00

Mercyhurst University - $25,000.00

Presque Isle Light Station - $17,250.00



City of Connellsville - $66,550.00



Marklesburg Borough - $8,000.00



Juniata County Historical Society - $25,797.20



City of Lancaster PA - $25,000.00

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (d/b/a 1719 Museum) - $100,000.00

YWCA Lancaster - $99,827.00



Historic Schaefferstown Inc. - $12,487.50



County of Monroe - $25,000.00



Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites - $63,600.00



Arch Street United Methodist Church - $100,000.00

Christ Church Preservation Trust - $100,000.00

Cliveden Inc. - $19,920.00

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. - $25,000.00

Fund for Girard College - $65,000.00

Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation - $98,701.50

Historic St. George's Preservation Society - $100,000.00

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $100,000.00

Saint James School - $100,000.00

The School District of Philadelphia - $100,000.00

West Mt. Airy Neighbors - $25,000.00



Redevelopment Authority of Somerset County - $83,348.00



Westmoreland Fayette Historical Society - $100,000.00



Susquehanna Heritage Corporation (d/b/a Susquehanna National Heritage Area) - $25,000.00

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