Snyder announces museum grant for Greene County

CARMICHAELS, Dec. 3 – The Greene County Historical Society was awarded a $4,000 grant as part of the state’s efforts to support museums and historical societies during the current pandemic, state Rep. Pam Snyder announced.

Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, said the society was among 155 eligible entities that were awarded general operating support grants under the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

“We know our museums and historical societies play a vital role in preserving and sharing our rich history and culture to residents and visitors alike, and the current pandemic has certainly had a severe impact on their operations,” said Snyder. “Thanks to the dedication and continued support of the historical society by its volunteers and board of directors, they’ve been able to keep the doors open, and this grant will certainly help their efforts in continuing to educate and connect people to our county’s heritage.”

Snyder added the program’s goal is to strengthen the commonwealth’s museum community by supporting the operations of eligible museums and county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.

An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person (or approved equivalent).

More information can be found here.