Sainato: Lawrence County Historical Society awarded nearly $14,000

NEW CASTLE, Dec. 8 – Two state grants totaling nearly $14,000 will support the Lawrence County Historical Society’s efforts to continue preserving and showcasing the county’s unique past, state Rep. Chris Sainato announced today.

Sainato, D-Lawrence, said the funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission – which includes a $9,950 Historical and Archival Records Grant and a $4,000 Cultural and Historical Support Grant – will fund the society’s ongoing work preserving history and educating the public.

“Our county’s beautiful historical society plays such an important role in preserving the past, from collecting and restoring rare documents to showcasing artifacts and educating the public through events, exhibits and publications. The funding awarded today will help the many dedicated volunteers at the society by providing the resources needed to continue telling our county’s story and connect new generations with their roots.”

Sainato said the funding is part of a package of nearly $2 million in grants awarded to 154 museums and county historical societies statewide under the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program and more than $175,000 awarded to 34 organizations statewide under the Historical and Archival Records Care Program.

An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person (or approved equivalent).

More about the grants is available here.