Burns: $15,000 awarded for museum, historical society

HARRISBURG, Dec. 11 – State Rep. Frank Burns is bringing yet another $15,000 back to the district – this time to strengthen the county’s museum and historical entities.

According to Burns, the Cambria County Historical Society has been awarded $4,000, and the Johnstown Area Heritage Association, $11,000 from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

“These grants will help Johnstown and Cambria County maintain its history and the stories that shaped this region, from the devastating 1889 flood to the steel industry and more. It’s important to know where we came from in order to see where we’re going,” Burns said. “Our history is filled with determined people who have triumphed over adversity.”

?These Cultural and Historical Support Grants are designed to support museums and county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.