HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) today awarded over $25,000 in grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Union counties, according to Senator Gene Yaw (R-23).
This is the fifth year that the PHMC has provided funding for museums through the grant program.
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.
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.
“Our local museums and historical societies serve as the chief stewards of collections that represent our regions cultural and historical heritage,” said Sen. Gene Yaw. “They also play an important role in improving the learning experiences for people of all ages. The added state support provided by PHMC today will certainly help these entities provide the highest level of public service.”
“PHMC is pleased to once again award these general operating support grants to museums and historical societies,” PHMC Executive Director James Vaughan said. “It’s great that we have a program to help meet the need for such support.”
The following is a list of Cultural and Historical Support Grant Awards by county:
- Bradford County Historical Society – $4,000
- Lycoming County Historical Society – $4,409
- World of Little League Museum (Lycoming Co.)- $6,144
- Sullivan County Historical Society – $4,000
- Susquehanna County Historical Society – $4,000
- Union County Historical Society – $4,000
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
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Rita Zielonis, Chief of Staff