Madden: Over $98K to Monroe County museum and cultural organizations

MONROE, Sept. 15 – State Rep. Maureen Madden, D-Monroe, today announced that two cultural and historical organizations in Monroe County have been awarded a total of $98,393 in grant funding through the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation grant program to offset lost revenue caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The grants are administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

“This funding supports the great work being done by organizations in our area and it’s important to maintain them and keep the community thriving despite being hard hit with the COVID-19 crisis,” Madden said.

The grants awarded are as follows:

  • $73,393 to Fine Arts Discovery Series, Inc. Fine Arts Discovery Series, Inc. provides quality, culturally diverse entertainment from professional acts that bring patrons to the historic Sherman Theater. They also create a unique catalyst for economic development in the region by providing a community theatre, educational programming and performance opportunities that support local talent’s artistic and career development in music, dance, theatre, and the visual arts.

  • $25,000 to Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm (QV) is a 115-acre family farm established by Johan Depper in 1770. Home to five generations of Deppers, the farm passed to a new owner in 1913 and was re-sold in 1958 to the Wicks family. Opening in 1963, the Wicks began seasonal tours to school classes and the public.

Under the program, funds may be used to offset lost revenue for eligible cultural organizations and museums that were forced to close because of the proclamation of disaster emergency issued by Gov. Tom Wolf.

More information on the grant program can be found here.