Hill-Evans announces $19K state grant for York County Heritage Trust

YORK, May 30 – State Rep. Carol Hill-Evans, D-York, announced today a $19,336 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission grant for the York County Heritage Trust.

The York County History Center, operated by the trust, uses collections, historic sites and museums to showcase the history of York County and its contributions to the country.

“Congratulations to the trust and the center,” Hill-Evans said. “The center’s dedicated historians and staff are outstanding at telling the story of us, and the trust has been doing a wonderful job of marketing the center and its work across the county.

“I’m proud that the state realized a sound investment in this operation, helping York County maintain its excellent reputation as a cultural and historical destination. We have a rich history, and I’m proud of all the work put into telling it.”

The PHMC awarded almost $2 million in grants to 141 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 57 Pennsylvania counties that met the following criteria:

  • Museums located in Pennsylvania with annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person.
  • Official County Historical Societies designated as the official historical society for the county.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.