Krueger announces $100K grant for work at Thunderbird Lodge

FOLSOM, June 2 – State Rep. Leanne Krueger announced that Rose Valley Centennial Foundation was awarded a $100,000 Keystone Historic Preservation Grant for work at Thunderbird Lodge.

The grant was among 54 awarded today by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The funding awarded to Rose Valley Centennial Foundation will support work to repair and repoint a large stone wall forming the south side of Thunderbird Lodge and restore its stucco, preserve windows and doors, and restore porch decks.

“Thunderbird Lodge is a unique treasure in Delaware County, and the Rose Valley Centennial Foundation is doing incredible work to preserve the building in order to share the vibrant history of the Rose Valley community,” said Krueger, D-Delaware. “I was pleased to support the foundation’s request for funding for the second phase of work to protect this architectural gem. I look forward to Thunderbird Lodge continuing to serve as a place for people of all ages to learn about Rose Valley.”

Thunderbird Lodge, listed on the National Historic Register, is the centerpiece of Rose Valley’s National Historic District and since 2017 has been the home of the Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge.

Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities. Funding also helps facilitate municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources or may be used to meet building or community-specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.