The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded almost $2 million in grants to 141 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 57 Pennsylvania counties. This is the fifth year that the PHMC has provided funding for museums through the grant program. The 9th Senatorial District has been fortunate to receive grant money for 2 local organizations.
“The 9th Senatorial District is home to some great museums and historical societies, which exhibit the rich history that we have in Delaware and Chester Counties. The grants awarded will help these facilities continue the work they do preserving history, and educating the public,” said Killion.
American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Goshen, Chester County will receive $7,577. The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center’s will collect, preserve, research, publish and exhibit the objects, artifacts and documents relating to the origins and development of rotary-wing aircraft.
Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation in Edgmont Township, Delaware County will receive $4,000. The Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation is an authentic living history site with the purpose of enhancing understanding of 1760-90 farm life in Southeastern Pennsylvania by providing high quality, research based experiences to the public.
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.
“Pennsylvania has some of the oldest history, dating all the way back to before the founding of our nation. It has been a continued goal of our state legislature to invest in these historical facilities and organizations. It is critical to insure that museums and county historical societies have the funding they need to make sure that Pennsylvania’s rich history is preserved for future generations,” concluded Killion.