Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission awards 47 Keystone Historic Preservation Grants

It’s a detailed list of projects (PDF) funded by this year’s Keystone Grant Series for Historic Preservation

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania – The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) awarded $2.6 million in Keystone Historic Preservation Grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 20 counties.

The PHMC awarded 47 grants selected from 93 eligible applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 for project grants and $5,000 to $100,000 for construction projects. All grants require a 50/50 cash match and were awarded through a competitive selection process.

“We are delighted to support these important projects across the Commonwealth. It is rewarding to impact communities in 20 different counties,” said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery. “The projects selected represent the breadth of historic resources that Pennsylvanians value – from a grant to the Almost Isle Lighthouse in Erie County to improve their interpretation, to funding the restoration of the historically significant Byberry Hall in Philadelphia, to a grant to Somerset County for the rehabilitation of the Bollman Bridge, now part of the Great Allegheny Passage Trail, showing the intersection of historic preservation and recreation.This investment ensures that Pennsylvania’s cultural memory will be preserved for future generations .

Keystone Grants for Historic Preservation provide funds to support projects that identify, preserve, promote, and protect Pennsylvania’s historic and archaeological resources for public benefit and community revitalization. Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives focused on historic resources, or it can be used to achieve building- or community-specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities in resources listed or eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.

These grants are funded by the Keystone Recreation, Park & ​​Conservation Fund. This fund is financed annually by part of the State’s tax revenue from real estate transfers.

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission is the official historical agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or by following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

MEDIA CONTACT: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639


Here is a list of Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Awards, by county:

Andrew Carnegie Free Library – $100,000.00
Borough of Thornburg – $100,000.00
Borough of Elizabeth – $10,000.00
Green Innovators of Pittsburgh – $25,000.00
Rivers of Steel Heritage Corporation – $25,000.00
Saint Stanislaus Kostka – $100,000.00
Union Project – $100,000.00

New Brighton Historical Society – $39,083.00

Everett Borough on behalf of Reimagine Everett Inc. – $100,000.00

Christ Episcopal Church Reading – $14,350.00

Warwick Township Historical Society – $30,000.00

Johnstown Redevelopment Authority – $100,000.00

Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Monuments – $100,000.00
Township of Pocopson – $25,000.00

Archeological Society of Pennsylvania Inc. – $13,700.00

Friends of Fort Halifax Park – $18,950.00

Township of Newtown – $100,000.00
Rose Valley Centennial Foundation – $25,000.00

City of Erie – $25,000.00
Erie Museum of Art – $12,500.00
Borough of Girard – $6,375.00
Almost Isle Lighthouse – $22,500.00
Borough of Union City – $66,375.00

Franklin County – $100,000.00

Pennsylvania Craftsmen Guild – $11,610.00

Mifflin County – $25,000.00

Bethlehem Historical Partnership t/a Bethlehem Museums and Historic Sites – $21,250.00

Northumberland County – $100,000.00

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Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust – $25,000.00
Byberry Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) aka Byberry Friends Meeting – $100,000.00
National Trust Cliveden – $37,777.50
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site – $100,000.00
Fairmount Park Conservation – $50,000.00
Glen Foerd Conservation Society – $100,000.00
Historic Germantown – $100,000.00
Independence Seaport Museum – $47,528.50
St. Mark’s Church – $100,000.00
The German Society of Pennsylvania – $25,000.00
The Rosenbach – $100,000.00
Wagner Free Institute of Science – $100,000.00

Somerset County – $100,000.00

Franklin Historic Preservation Association – $30,000.00
Oil City Civic Center – $24,460.00
Petroleum Region Business, Industry and Tourism Alliance – $20,000.00
Venango County Economic Development Authority – $100,000.00

Friends of Camp Security – $24,695.00
York County History Center – $33,260.50

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