Howard announces $38.9K in state grants for Historic Waynesborough

MALVERN, June 2 – State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, announced today that $38,950 in state grants was awarded to Historic Waynesborough, a house museum in Paoli.

The grant was among 54 awarded today by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The museum was the home of Anthony Wayne, an officer in the Continental Army and who later was commissioned Commander in Chief of the Legions of the United States by President George Washington. The museum aims to promote Wayne’s historical importance as well as preserve, display and interpret the property and home’s collections. The home is owned by Easttown Township, administered by the Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, and supported by many longtime guides and volunteers.

“I’m glad that this beautiful piece of our history will be able to continue to educate young and old about Major General Wayne and his role in the founding of our nation,” Howard said.

Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. Funding also helps facilitate municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or may be used to meet building or community-specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. 

These grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park & Conservation Fund, which is supported annually from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue.