The Bradford County Historical Society in Towanda (top) and the Sullivan County Historical Society (above) are two of three local winners of grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Commission (PHMC) today awarded $30,080 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 (PA 23rd District).
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 $40,000. 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 cultural and historical heritage,” said Sen. Yaw. “They also play an important role in improving the learning experiences for people of all ages. The added state support provided by the PHMC today will certainly help these entities provide the highest level of public service.”
The following is a list of Cultural and Historical Support Grant Awards by county:
Bradford County Historical Society – $4,000
Sullivan County Historical Society – $4,000
Susquehanna County Historical Society – $4,000
Other winners within Sen Yaw’s district include:
Little League Baseball Inc. – $6,080
Lycoming County Historical Society – $4,000
Lewisburg Children’s Museum – $4,000
Union County Historical Society – $4,000
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.pa.gov.