Mastriano: Historical & Museum Commission Awards Local Grants

HARRISBURG – Grants have been awarded by the PA Historical and Museum Commission to support local museums and county historical societies, according to State Senator Doug Mastriano (R-33).

Altogether, four area organizations received $18,657 in grant funding:

  • Adams County Historical Society ($4,000);
  • Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation ($6,657);
  • Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny ($4,000); and
  • Renfrew Museum and Park ($4,000).

 “We are very fortunate to have so many fantastic museums and historical societies in our community,” said Mastriano. “The grants will help these facilities continue their efforts in serving as educational resources to local residents and visitors.”

Overall, nearly $2 million in grant funding was awarded to 153 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 state counties.

The goal of the program is to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museum community by supporting the general operations of eligible museums – as well as official county historical societies – that are not supported by other state 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 $40,000. All official county historical societies receive a $4,000 minimum grant.           

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

CONTACT: Scot Pitzer (717) 787-4651,

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