Comitta announces $31.9K in historical preservation grants awarded to Chester County

WEST CHESTER, Dec. 6 – State Rep. Carolyn Comitta, D-Chester, today announced that the Borough of West Chester and the Chester County Historical Society have been selected to receive a total of $31,926.75 in grant funding from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC).

West Chester Borough secured a $25,000 grant through PHMC’s Certified Local Government Program to conduct a historic resources inventory and to create a historic resource atlas. Chester County’s Historical Society will receive a $6,926.75 Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) grant to house, arrange and describe photographs from the Schramm Company. This company created parts for WWII U.S. Army Signal Corps floodlights and later mining, construction and utilities equipment.

“I’m so thankful that these funds will be distributed to West Chester so residents can preserve and uncover our neighborhood’s colorful history,” Comitta said. “Learning more about the unique stories that played an important role in creating the fabric of our community will be an enriching experience for many.”

To learn more about the grants, those interested can visit PHMC’s website or call Comitta’s office at (610) 696-4990.