– Rep. Martin Causer (R-Cameron/McKean/Potter) today announced $12,000 in state grants have been awarded to three area organizations by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC).
The Eldred World War II Museum, as well as the Cameron County Historical Society and McKean County Historical Society, each were awarded $4,000 through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program.
“Our historical societies play a valuable role in preserving and teaching about local history, and the Eldred World War II Museum is an outstanding asset to our region, preserving the history of World War II and highlighting the role the community of Eldred played in supporting the war,” Causer said. “I was glad to support this important investment in these organizations.”
The Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program provides general operating support to Pennsylvania museums and historical societies not directly supported by other state programs. Grants are awarded on a formula based on a percentage of the organization’s annual operating budget. Funding was awarded to 158 organizations in 58 of the state’s 67 counties.