McClinton announces $40,000 to help John Bartram Association preserve historical landmarks in Philadelphia

HARRISBURG, March 4 – State Rep. Joanna McClinton today announced a $40,000 state grant to John Bartram Association to assist the nonprofit in protecting history in Philadelphia. 


"A critical step in solidifying our future is preserving our past," said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. "I am proud to support organizations like John Bartram Association who share my commitment to educate our neighbors on the historical significance of our communities and give them the opportunity to experience it for themselves." 


John Bartram Association works to maintain and enhance the 45-acre, National Historic Landmark Bartram's Garden and House, as well as inspire people of all ages to care for the natural world through gardening and art. 


McClinton went on to say, "Historical landmarks also play a key role in attracting visitors from across the commonwealth and beyond to our area. This helps strengthen our local businesses in Southwest Philly and ultimately our economy as a whole."


The funding was awarded through the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Society's Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program, which provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historic societies.