The PA Historical & Museum Commission Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants

May 11, 2018 - 1:45 pm

The PA Historical & Museum Commission Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants

​Harrisburg, PA - The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in grants to 142 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 55 Pennsylvania counties.

“Pennsylvania’s wonderful museums and historical societies help preserve and share the state’s rich history and culture through the stories they tell,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These funds, awarded to museums and historical societies across commonwealth will help ensure these facilities are able to continue serving as educational resources for all Pennsylvanians.”


The goal of this program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museum community by supporting the general operations of eligible museums and official county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.


“Our commonwealth is truly fortunate to have so many outstanding museums and historical societies,” Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati said. “I am very pleased that once again this year, these grants will help offer assistance to historical sites so that they can continue to provide excellent educational opportunities within our communities.”


Award amounts are determined using an equation based on a percentage of the eligible museum’s previous year’s operating budget. The maximum any museum could receive is $50,000. All official county historical societies receive a $4,000 minimum grant.


“PHMC is pleased to once again award these general operating support grants to museums and historical societies,” PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery said. “It’s great that we have a program to help meet the need for such support.”


The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


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The following is a list of Cultural and Historical Support Grant Awards in our area :



Bradford County Historical Society - $4,000



Children’s Museum Inc. - $4,000



Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art - $10,194

Lackawanna Historical Society - $4,000



Luzerne County Historical Society - $4,000



Monroe County Historical Association - $4,000

Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm - $5,316



Pike County Historical Society - $4,000



Historical Society of Schuylkill County - $4,000



Sullivan County Historical Society - $4,000



Susquehanna County Historical Society - $4,000



Tioga County Historical Society - $4,000



Wayne County Historical Society - $4,000



Wyoming County Historical Society - $4,000


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