McClinton commends awarding of $100,000 grant to repair historic buildings in Bartram’s Garden

House Democratic Leader Joanna McClinton announced today that $100,000 in state funding is going to make critical repairs to two of Bartram’s Garden’s most historically significant buildings.  

McClinton said the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission awarded the Keystone Historic Preservation grant to the John Bartram Association to fix the roofs and masonry of the county’s oldest barn built in 1775 and the adjacent stable built in 1743. 

“Not only does Bartram’s Garden provide a safe outdoor space for our neighbors to enjoy, but it also attracts tens of thousands of visitors every year to southwest Philly,” said McClinton, D-Phila./Delaware. “It’s imperative we continue investing these types of dollars in protecting this historic landmark so our local economy and families near and far can benefit for generations to come.”

The nonprofit 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.

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.

More information about the grant can be found on the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s website