Frankel: More than $55,000 in funding for area museums

Includes more than $10,000 for Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 11 – Two museums in the 23rd Legislative District will benefit from $55,030 in new grant funding, state Rep. Dan Frankel, D-Allegheny, announced today.

Frankel said the Carnegie Museum of Natural History was awarded $44,945, and the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh was awarded $10,085 to enhance operations.

Without our local historians, museum exhibits and archives, we lose touch with our history,” Frankel said. “The new funding to these key community centers will help ensure that the lessons they teach continue to resonate for visitors of all ages.”

The funding is part of a package of Cultural and Historical Support grants awarded statewide by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.