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Bucks Historical, Nakashima Foundation, Historic Bethlehem receive grants


The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded $2.58 million in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums, and local governments in 21 counties.

The commission awarded 48 grants selected from 101 applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 for project grants and $5,000 to $100,000 for construction projects. All grants require a 50/50 cash match and were awarded through a competitive selection process.

“The selected projects represent the breadth of historic resources that Pennsylvanians value – from cornerstone buildings in their downtowns to a rural grist mill and significant lighthouse. This investment ensures that Pennsylvania’s cultural memory will be preserved for future generations,” said PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery.

These grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund. This fund is supported annually from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue.

In Bucks County, Keystone Historic Preservation grants were awarded to: County of Bucks - $59,400.00; Mercer-Fonthill Museum/Bucks County Historical Society - $25,000.00; and Nakashima Foundation For Peace - $10,250.00. In Northampton County, a grant of $63,600 was awarded to Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites.

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