Matzie: More than $365,000 awarded to Southwest Pa. historical societies

Includes more than $41,000 to Beaver County organization

AMBRIDGE, June 14 – New funding of more than $365,500 from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission will support the work of museum and historical societies throughout Southwest Pennsylvania, PHMC Commissioner Rep. Rob Matzie announced today.

Matzie, D-Beaver, said the funding is part of a package of more than $2 million in Cultural and Historical Support grants awarded statewide to Pennsylvania museums and historical societies.

“Serving on the PHMC and helping to secure this funding is important to me,” Matzie said. “The work our historical societies and museums do isn’t just about preserving documents and artifacts. It’s about highlighting the art, architecture and writings of our ancestors that give us insights into their talent and ingenuity. We’re making sure those pieces of our past are around for future generations to understand and explore.”

Matzie said that the funding includes $41,266 to the New Brighton Historical Society in Beaver County and 10 additional grants totaling $324,235 to organizations in Allegheny, Cambria, Greene, Indiana and Westmoreland counties.

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