HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded over $22,000 in grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, according to state Sen. Gene Yaw (R-23).
“The 23rd Senatorial District is home to some great museums and historical societies, which exhibit the rich history that we have in North Central and Northeastern, Pennsylvania,” Sen. Yaw said. The grants awarded will help these facilities continue the work they do preserving history, and educating the public.”
The funding will help strengthen the region’s museum community by supporting the general operations of the museums and official county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.
According to PHMC, the 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.
The following is a list of Cultural and Historical Support Grant Awards by county:
Bradford County Historical Society – $4,000
Little League Baseball Inc. – $6,194
Lycoming County Historical Society – $4,200
Sullivan County Historical Society – $4,000
Susquehanna County Historical Society – $4,000
Union County Historical Society – $4,000
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.pa.gov
Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff