Hill-Evans announces $17K grant for York County History Center

YORK, MARCH 4 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, today announced that a $17,501 grant has been approved for the York County History Center.

“York’s history is rich and full of memorable moments, including becoming our nation’s first capital,” Hill-Evans said. “It’s important to maintain and preserve these historical organizations in order to show generations to come their past and where they came from. We cannot allow our past to disappear and repeat the same mistakes. We need to continue to learn, grow, and develop as a society and culture. Sites like this continue to make sure that happens.”

Cultural and Historical Support Grants are to provide general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agency operating support programs. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission received 153 applications. All applicants were eligible. Fifty-six official county historical societies applied for support grants and 12 qualified in the museum category. The number of counties to receive funding increased from 57 to 58 of the 67 counties.

Museums outside of Philadelphia with budgets between $100,000 and $3.5 million receive a grant based on 1.235% of the operating budget, with grants no less than $4,000.

For more information, reach out to Hill-Evans’ district office at (717) 848-9595.