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SOURCE Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $1,901,011 in grants to 130 eligible museums and official county historical societies in Pennsylvania that met the following criteria:

  • Museums that are located in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person.
  • Official County Historical Societies designated as the official historical society for the county.

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 $65,000. The maximum for historical societies is $4,000.

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 Cultural and Historical Grant Awards by county:

Adams
Adams County Historical Society - $4,000

Allegheny
Carnegie Institute - $65,000
Children's Museum of Pittsburgh - $65,000
Frick Art & Historical Center $ 65,000
Historical Society of Western Pennsylvania - $65,000
Rivers of Steel – Steel Industry Heritage Corporation - $19,942
Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum Trust, Inc. - $23,942

Beaver
Beaver County Historical Research and Landmarks Foundation - $4,000

Bedford
Old Bedford Village - $5,108

Berks
Foundation for the Reading Public Museum - $38,611
Historical Society of Berks County Museum and Library - $14,448

Blair
Railroaders Heritage Corporation - $16,408
Blair County Historical Society - $2,500

Bradford
Bradford County Historical Society - $4,000

Bucks
Bucks County Historical Society/Mercer Museum - $26,688
Pearl S. Buck International House and Historic Site - $12,016

Butler
Butler County Historical Society - $4,000

Cambria
Johnstown Area Heritage Association - $35,752
Cambria County Historical Society - $4,000

Cameron
Cameron County Historical Society - $2,500

Centre
Centre County Historical Society - $4,000

Chester
Graystone Society - $8,528
Green Valleys Association of Southeastern PA, Inc. - $3,000
Historic Yellow Springs, Inc. - $9,253
Historic Sugartown, Inc. - $3,957
Mill at Anselma Preservation and Education Trust - $3,000
Wharton Esherick Museum - $4,962
Chester County Historical Society - $21,726

Clearfield
Clearfield County Historical Society - $3,000

Clinton
Piper Aviation Museum Foundation - $3,737
Clinton County Historical Society - $4,000

Columbia
Children's Museum, Inc. - $3,000

Crawford
Crawford County Historical Society - $4,000

Cumberland
Cumberland County Historical Society - $13,280

Dauphin
AACA Museum, Inc. - $29,008
Hershey Derry Township Historical Society - $3,000
The M.S. Hershey Foundation/The Hershey Story - $31,773
The National Civil War Museum - $18,057
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts - $59,142
Historical Society of Dauphin County - $4,000

Delaware
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center - $9,528
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation - $3,121
Nicholas Newlin Foundation - $9,055

Elk
Elk County Historical Society - $2,500

Erie
ExpERIEnce Children's Museum - $5,644
Erie County Historical Society - $7,595

Fayette
Fallingwater - $65,000

Franklin
Franklin County Historical Society-Kittochtinny - $4,000

Greene
Greene County Historical Society - $4,000

Huntingdon
Isett Acres Museum - $4,512
Huntingdon County Historical Society - $2,500

Indiana
Historical and Genealogical Society of Indiana County - $4,000

Jefferson
Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center - $3,000
Jefferson County Historical Society, Inc. - $4,000

Juniata
Juniata County Historical Society - $2,500

Lackawanna
Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science and Art - $13,124
Lackawanna Historical Society - $4,000

Lancaster
Hands-on House, Children's Museum of Lancaster - $10,881
LancasterHistory.org: LCHS and Wheatland - $27,827
National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors - $12,734
North Museum of National History and Science - $15,148
Rock Ford Foundation - $3,322

Lawrence
Lawrence County Historical Society - $3,000

Lebanon
Lebanon County Historical Society - $4,000

Lehigh
Da Vinci Science Center - $33,716
Lehigh County Historical Society - $9,129

Luzerne
Wyoming Historical and Geological Society d.b.a. Luzerne County Historical Society - $4,000

Lycoming
Peter J. McGovern Little League Museum - $4,336
Lycoming County Historical Society - $4,000

McKean
Eldred World War II Museum - $3,000

Mercer
Mercer County Historical Society - $3,600

Mifflin
Mifflin County Historical Society - $3,000

Monroe
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm - $5,296
Monroe County Historical Association - $4,000

Montgomery
Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania - $6,682
National Audubon Society, Inc. - $8,841
Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center - $6,257

Northampton
Historic Bethlehem Partnership - $20,407
National Canal Museum - $6,354
Northampton County Historical and Genealogical Society - $7,242

Philadelphia
Academy of Natural Sciences - $50,000
African American Museum of Philadelphia - $30,096
American Swedish Historical Museum - $9,632
Athenaeum of Philadelphia - $16,409
Christ Church Preservation Trust - $6,857
Cliveden of the National Trust - $7,761
Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site, Inc. - $50,000
Ebenezer Maxwell Mansion - $3,000
Fireman's Hall Museum - $3,000
Fort Mifflin on the Delaware - $4,146
Franklin Institute - $50,000
Friends of the Japanese House and Garden - $4,642
Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery, Inc. - $7,019
Germantown Historical Society - $4,302
Girard College Development Fund - $8,364
Glen Foerd Conservation Corporation - $4,097
Historic Philadelphia, Inc. - $32,500
Historical Society of Pennsylvania - $50,000
Independence Seaport Museum - $46,472
John Bartram Association - $11,675
Museum at the Chemical Heritage Foundation - $19,500
Museum of the American Philosophical Society - $9,816
National Constitution Center - $50,000
National Liberty Museum - $32,396
National Museum of American Jewish History - $50,000
National Society of Colonial Dames of America/Stenton - $4,882
Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania - $50,000
Philadelphia History Museum at the Atwater Kent - $15,739
Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks - $18,048
Please Touch Museum - $50,000
Rosenbach Museum and Library - $19,066
Wagner Free Institute of Science - $14,368
Woodlands Trust for Historic Preservation - $5,103
Wyck Association - $6,491

Pike
Pike County Historical Society - $4,000

Schuylkill
Historical Society of Schuylkill County - $2,500

Somerset
Historical and Genealogical Society of Somerset County - $3,000

Sullivan
Sullivan County Historical Society - $3,200

Susquehanna
Susquehanna County Historical Society - $4,000

Tioga
Tioga County Historical Society - $4,000

Union
Union County Historical Society - $4,000

Venango
Venango County Historical Society - $2,500

Warren
Warren County Historical Society - $2,500

Washington
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum - $8,890
Washington County Historical Society - $4,000

Wayne
Wayne County Historical Society - $4,000

Westmoreland
Fort Ligonier Association - $14,193
Westmoreland Historical Society - $4,000

Wyoming
Wyoming County Historical Society - $4,000

York
York County Heritage Trust - $19,757

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