Five Local Museums, Historic Sites Win PA Grants

HARRISBURG PA – More than $58,000 in grants under two programs administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission were awarded Wednesday (Dec. 8, 2021) to museums and historical institutions in Pennsburg, Audubon, Boyertown, and Yellow Springs, the state announced. The money was part of more than $2 million distributed for cultural and historical support, and records care.

Montgomery, Berks and Chester County organizations within The Posts’ coverage area that won historic and cultural support funds were the:

  • John James Audubon Center in Audubon, $10,652;
  • Schwenkfelder Library and Heritage Center in Pennsburg, $9,077;
  • Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles in Boyertown, $8,442;
  • Colebrookdale Railroad Preservation Trust (at top), also in Boyertown, $17,158; and
  • Historic Yellow Springs Inc. in Yellow Springs, $11,311.

An additional grant of $2,000 for historical and archival records care also was presented to the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.

The commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth. Its grants are presented to organizations that generally lack support from other state agencies, operate on annual budgets of $100,000 or more, and employ at least one full-time staff member. The awards represent a formula-based percentage of each organization’s previous year budget.

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