Burns: $8,854 in state funding approved for local historical groups
State Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced today that local historical groups will receive more than $8,000 in state funding.
EBENSBURG, Dec. 8 – Helping to continue to preserve Cambria County’s historical legacy, state Rep. Frank Burns, D-Cambria, announced today that local historical groups will receive more than $8,000 in state funding.
The grants awarded today by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission include:
- Cambria County Historical Society - $4,000.
- Pennsylvania Highlands Community College - $4,854.
“This funding is important to helping the Cambria County Historical Society keep their doors open, and I understand and appreciate the critical role they have in preserving our region’s history and heritage,” Burns said. “At a time when nonprofits are struggling, I know that every dollar counts.”
Penn Highlands community college will use the funding to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies and academic institutions
The PHMC’s Cultural and Historic Support program aims to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museums and historical societies by providing general operating support to those official entities that are not supported by other state agency programs.