Sen. Yaw: PHMC Awards Seven Cultural and Historical Support Grants in 23rd District

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded nearly $30,000 in grants to seven 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 $40,000. 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

  • Bradford County Historical Society – $4,000

Lycoming

  • Little League Baseball Inc. – $5,937
  • Lycoming County Historical Society, Thomas T. Taber Museum – $4,000

Sullivan

  • Sullivan County Historical Society – $4,000

Susquehanna

  • Susquehanna County Historical Society – $4,000

Union

  • Lewisburg Children’s Museum – $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.

For more state-related news and information, visit Senator Yaw’s website at www.SenatorGeneYaw.com or on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

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