Waxman announces almost $100K in cultural, historical grants for College of Physicians of Philadelphia, Historical Society of Pa., and The Rosenbach

HARRISBURG, Dec. 9 – State Rep.-elect Ben Waxman, D-Phila., today announced a total of $98,443 from state grants approved by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission in Cultural and Historical Support Grants and Historical and Archival Records Care Grants that will support the College Physicians of Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and The Rosenbach.

“I plan to continue the work of my predecessor by making sure your tax dollars make their way into the district to reinvest in our communities and neighborhoods,” Waxman said. “By securing this funding, these organizations can continue their work of historic preservation. We have to do more to support and strengthen these community organizations that are making a positive impact.”

The approved awards include:

The goal of the Cultural and Historical Support Grant program is to help fund Pennsylvania’s museum community by supporting the general operations of eligible museums and official county historical societies that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.

The grants fund projects designed to improve the preservation and accessibility of historically significant records maintained by local governments, historical societies, and academic institutions. They were awarded based on a competitive review of the applications by a subcommittee of the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board.

SHRAB operates under federal regulations governing the National Historical Publications and Records Commission and serves as the central advisory body for historical records planning in the state.

For more information, visit PHMC online.