Williams announces $5K grant for Caln Twp. records preservation

CALN TOWNSHIP, Dec. 5 – State Rep. Dan Williams, D-Chester, announced that a Historical & Archival Records Care grant of $5,000 has been awarded to Caln Township in Chester County.

Approved this week by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, the Caln Township grant is among 29 statewide to help care for Pennsylvania’s significant historical records.

In Caln, the money will be used to have 18 boxes of permanent documents affected by water and mold cleaned and digitized. Those records include resolutions, ordinances, and minutes from the Planning Commission and Board of Commissioners.

“I’m very pleased that Caln Township will now be able to step into the future with this grant to help digitize and restore the township’s records,” said Williams, who wrote a letter in support of Caln’s application for HARC funding. “My thanks to the PHMC for approving this grant and to the dedicated Caln Township staff for diligently working to preserve these documents.”

Grants are based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Advisory Board. HARC grants are administered by the Pennsylvania State Archives.