Hill-Evans announces $7.5K for York County History Center

HARRISBURG, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $7,500 grant has been awarded to the York County History Center.

“These funds will directly assist the York County History Center in hiring a temporary archival assistant,” Hill-Evans said. “This is one small example of how state tax dollars are being invested to create opportunities for others in our communities. This position will be responsible for processing and storing priority collections, with over 90 linear feet of historical material already identified for this project.”

Historical and Archival Records Care grants fund projects designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies and academic institutions. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Grants of $5,001 and above must include matching funds.

The grants were based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board. HARC grants are administered by the Pennsylvania State Archives, a bureau within the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

SHRAB operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publication and Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Learn more by visiting PHMC online or following the commission on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or LinkedIn.

If you have any questions about this grant, call Hill-Evans' office at (717) 848-9595.