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Brown, Peifer Announce Local Cultural and Historical Grant
HARRISBURG – The Pike County Historical Society has been awarded a $4,000 grant by the state’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program, Reps. Rosemary M. Brown (R-Pike/Monroe) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wane) announced today.
“It is because of the important efforts of the Pike County Historical Society that our children and grandchildren will be able to enjoy and learn about our county’s history, heritage and culture,” Peifer said. “I thank them for all they do.”
The Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program, run by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), is awarding nearly $2 million in grants to qualified museums and official county historical societies. The one-year grant program is distributing funds designated by the state Legislature to support the preservation of Pennsylvania’s history.
“These funds help the Pike County Historical Society to bolster the good work they already do to preserve history,” said Brown. “Our history plays a significant role in education, especially for future generations.”
To be eligible, museums must be located in Pennsylvania and have annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person. Historical societies must be designated as a county’s official historical society.