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Grant Pays For Heritage Research

Old-fashioned apple peeling at Montgomery Couny's Pennypacker Mills museum in Schwenksville PA.

Old-fashioned apple peeling at Montgomery County's Pennypacker Mills museum in Schwenksville PA.

Montgomery County PA, home to Revolutionary War battlefields and our early nation’s fledgling industries, is one of 25 Pennsylvania municipalities that will benefit from a heritage tourism development program launched yesterday (Oct. 18, 2008) by the state Historical and Museum Commission.

Commission Executive Director Barbara Franco said her agency will use a $250,000 grant from Preserve America to study the economic benefits of historic preservation in Pennsylvania; to help designated communities with preservation planning; and to hire a staff person to coordinate program efforts statewide.

In addition to the county, Bethlehem and Easton PA (north of Sanatoga), West Chester (south), Philadelphia and 20 other municipalities are designated as Preserve America communities. Preserve America is administered by the National Park Service and the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

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