Frankel announces $71,000 to support local museums, historical societies

Grants provided by PA Historical and Museum Commission

HARRISBURG, Dec. 8— State Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced more than $71,000 in state funding will support the operations of four local museums and historical organizations.

The funding comes from two grant programs through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission -- the Cultural and Historical Support grant program, and the Historical and Archival Records Care grant program. Both aim to support the general operations of eligible museums and historical societies, as well as improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records.

The following local organizations were awarded funding through these grant programs:

  • Holocaust Center of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh - $8,825
  • Carnegie Museum of Natural History - $40,000
  • Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum Trust Inc. - $17,341
  • Archives & Special Collections–University of Pittsburgh - $5,000

“This funding is vital to supporting the goals and efforts of museums, historical societies, and organizations dedicated to preserving historical artifacts and records. These groups provide a tremendous learning opportunity to neighbors of all ages,” Frankel said. “I strongly encourage everyone to visit these important organizations and take advantage of what our community has to offer.”

More than $2.1 million in grants were awarded to similar organizations across the state. Allegheny County brought in more than $274,000. More information can be found here.