Snyder: Greene County Historical Society gets $4,000 state grant

CARMICHAELS, May 11 – State Rep. Pam Snyder, D-Greene/Fayette/Washington, today announced the award of a $4,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to the Greene County Historical Society.

Snyder said the Cultural and Historical Support Grant comes from a program designed to strengthen Pennsylvania’s museum community, by supporting general operations of eligible museums and official county historical societies not supported by other state agency funding programs.

“I’m once again grateful that the state is recognizing the importance of funding an entity in the 50th Legislative District,” Snyder said. “The historical society fills a vital role in our county, one that is deserving of the reinvestment of state dollars to help with its continued operation.”

Award amounts are determined using an equation based on a percentage of the eligible museum’s previous year’s operating budget, and the maximum any museum could receive is $50,000, Snyder said.

Statewide, the PHMC awarded almost $2 million in grants to 142 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 55 counties.