Isaacson announces 13 grants totaling more than $340K awarded to historic and cultural sites, museums in her district

PHILADELPHIA, March 6 – State Rep. Mary Isaacson, D-Phila., announced that 13 cultural or historic sites or museums in her district have received a total $340,881 in grant awards from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

“Philadelphia is a city rich with history and culture, and a lot of that history started here in the 175th,” Isaacson said. “As such, many residents, visitors and tourists flock to our district to learn about the history of our country. It’s wonderful to see such worthwhile organizations, museums and centers that seek to educate the public and keep a record of our history being recognized with grant funding from the state.”

The organizations that received grants, and the awards they received, are as follows:

•           African American Museum in Philadelphia, $27,929.

•           American Philosophical Society, $40,000.

•           Arch Street Meeting House Preservation Trust, $7,190.

•           Carpenters’ Company of City and County of Philadelphia, $5,275.

•           Christ Church Preservation Trust, $7,576.

•           Historic Philadelphia Inc., $40,000.

•           Independence Seaport Museum, $40,000.

•           Museum of the American Revolution, $40,000.

•           National Constitution Center, $40,000.

•           National Liberty Museum, $27,504.

•           Philadelphia Fire Department Historical Corp., $4,000.

•           Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, $21,407.

•           Science History Institute, $40,000.

To be considered for a grant award, an eligible museum must have had an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000, excluding capital and in-kind services, and at least one full-time professional staff person. The maximum award was $40,000.

The 13 grant awards Isaacson announced are among 153 awards totaling $2 million that were approved across 58 Pennsylvania counties across the state on Wednesday.

Learn more about the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission by visiting its website,