Howard: Local Chester County museums awarded $13K in state grants

Malvern, March 4 State Rep. Kristine Howard, D-Chester, today announced Historic Sugartown Inc. and Historic Yellow Springs received a combined $13,270 in state grant funding.

The funds were awarded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program. The program provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and official county historical societies that are not directly supported by other state agencies operating support programs.

“To know who we are today, we must know who we were,” Howard said. “To know where we are going, we must know where we came from, and I’m glad to see this money will help these villages preserve and educate the public on Chester County’s rich historical roots.”

Preserved by Historic Sugartown Inc., Historic Sugartown is a restored and preserved 19th century rural crossroads village that allows visitors to experience how life and business were conducted.

Historic Yellow Springs is a living village that preserves 275 years of American history and focuses on the village’s history and promotes the arts, education and the environment.

Historic Sugartown Inc. received $4,000 and Historic Yellow Springs received $9,270 in state funding.

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