Sen. Yaw: PHMC Awards Cultural and Historical Support Grants

HARRISBURG – The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $24,000 in Cultural and Historical Support Grants to six eligible museums and official county historical societies across the 23rd District, according to 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, grants are awarded on a formula based on a percentage of the organization’s annual operating budget. The maximum any museum could receive is $44,945. 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


  • Lycoming County Historical Society – $4,000
  • Little League Baseball and Softball – $4,000


  • Sullivan County Historical Society’s Museum – $4,000


  • Tioga County Historical Society – $4,000


  • Lewisburg Children’s Museum – $4,000

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Visit PHMC online at

For more state-related news and information, constituents can visit Senator Yaw’s website at or follow him on Facebook and Twitter @SenatorGeneYaw.

Elizabeth Weitzel

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