Bradford congratulates Peter Wentz Farmstead, Plymouth Township on historic preservation grants

HARRISBURG, June 29 – State Rep. Matt Bradford congratulated Plymouth Township and the Peter Wentz Farmstead, which were each awarded a Keystone Historic Preservation Grant.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission awards the grants to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archeological resources in Pennsylvania, municipal planning initiatives focused on historic resources, as well as construction activities at resources listed or eligible to be in the National Register of Historic Places.

Montgomery County’s Peter Wentz Farmstead was awarded a $5,000 grant, and the Plymouth Township Parks and Recreation department was awarded a $25,000 grant.

“These grants recognize the important role that historic and archeological sites play in our communities, and I’m glad to see local agencies among those working to preserve these resources,” said Bradford, D-Montgomery. “I offer congratulations to Montgomery County and the Peter Wentz Farmstead, and to Plymouth Township and its Parks and Recreation Department, and I look forward to seeing their work to improve our communities continue.”

The grants receive funding from the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund, which is supported each year from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue.