Erie County awarded $110,000 for historic preservation

Erie Art Museum, Presque Isle Light Station receiving state funding

ERIE, June 18 – Two organizations in Erie County will receive a total of $110,000 in grant money for historic preservation, state Rep. Ryan Bizzarro announced Tuesday.

The Erie Art Museum was awarded $100,000 to help fund construction efforts, while the Presque Isle Light Station was awarded $10,000 for masonry restoration. This grant funding is being delivered through Pennsylvania’s Keystone Historic Preservation Grants program.

“By continuing to invest in Erie’s rich history, we’re able to preserve the beautiful spaces regularly enjoyed by Erie residents and the millions of visitors we attract each year,” said Bizzarro. “This is a competitive program, and I’m pleased the state sees how important it is to ensure historic preservation in our area as much as I do.”

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission awarded Keystone Historic Preservation grants to just 44 of 113 applicants, spreading a total of $2.18 million across 22 counties.

Bizzarro and his team have helped secure more than $59.5 million for Erie projects during the 2023-24 legislative session.