HARRISBURG, Pa., June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $500,000 in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 15 counties.
The commission awarded 25 grants selected from 86 eligible applications. Grant amounts, ranging from $5,000 to $25,000, require a 50/50 cash match. PHMC awarded grants through a competitive selection process.
Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or used to meet building or community specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.
These grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which is supported annually from a portion of the state realty tax revenue.
The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Visit PHMC online at www.phmc.state.pa.us.
Media contact: Howard Pollman, 717-705-8639
Editor's Note: The following is a list of Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Awards by county:
City of Pittsburgh - $25,000
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - $25,000
Township of Moon - $10,000
Beaver Area Heritage Foundation - $25,000
Pearl S. Buck International - $25,000
Trustees of the Mercer Fonthill Museum - $12,495
Cambria County Historical Society - $10,000
Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $25,000
The Inclined Plane Inc. - $25,000
Wharton Esherick Museum - $11,573
City of Titusville - $25,000
Conneaut Lake Institute, Inc. - $25,000
Camp Curtin Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church - $20,000
Historical Society of Dauphin County - $25,000
Huntingdon County Commissioners - $6,500
Indiana University of Pennsylvania Research Institute - $5,000
Community First Fund - $25,000
Borough of Hatboro - $5,000
Perry County Council of the Arts - $24,807
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. - $25,000
Friends of Old Pine Street - $24,625
Friends of the Japanese House and Garden - $25,000
Historic St. George's United Methodist Church - $25,000
Oil Region Alliance of Business & Industry - $20,000
Warren County Historical Society - $25,000
SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission