Centre County Historical Society awarded $4,000

CENTRE COUNTY, May 14 – State Rep. Scott Conklin, D-Centre, announced the award of a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to the Centre County Historical Society.

“I am pleased to know that the Centre County Historical Society, also the oldest and largest organization in Centre County, is receiving this grant in order to continue to preserve our history and culture,” Conklin said. “Grants like these are imperative to helping our local county, regional and state museums continue to thrive.”

Grant monies are intended to strengthen the commonwealth’s communities by supporting the general operations of eligible museums and official county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.

The CCHS was founded in 1904 and disseminates Centre County history, offers programs and exhibits to both children and adults, maintains artifacts, books, maps, photographs and manuscripts, and publishes publications, according to its website.

CCHS was one of 142 museums and official county historical societies from 55 counties in Pennsylvania that were awarded a part of almost a total of $2 million in grants.

For information about the grants, visit PHMC or CCHS to learn more about the Historical Society.