Dec. 08, 2023

HARRISBURG – State grants to help in the continued preservation of local history were awarded to historical societies in Bradford, Tioga and Wyoming counties, according to Reps. Tina Pickett (R-Bradford/Wyoming) and Clint Owlett (R-Tioga/Bradford).
The funding was made possible through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC)’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program, which provides general operating support to museums and historical societies not directly supported by other state programs.

“The PHMC grants are really appreciated by the counties involved,” said Pickett. “Many people volunteer and work to create fundraisers for these organizations. Cultural and historical preservation is very important for the enjoyment of each of us, and also to leave legacies for future generations.”

“Our region is blessed with a rich history, and it is important to always remember and celebrate that,” Owlett said. “I am pleased to see these important investments here in the Northern Tier.”

The local PHMC grants are as follows:
Bradford County Historical Society - $4,000.
Tioga County Historical Society - $4,000.
Wyoming County Historical Society - $4,000.
Wyoming Historical and Geological Society - $4,000.

PHMC awarded nearly $2 million in support grants to 158 eligible museums and county historical societies in 58 counties using a formula based on a percentage of each organization’s annual operating budget. 

Representative Tina Pickett
110th Legislative District /
Representative Clint Owlett
68th Legislative District /
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Pickett Media Contact: Andy Briggs 717-260-6474  
Owlett Media Contact: Patricia Hippler 717-772-9846