Major, Peifer Announce Local Cultural and Historical Grant
3/23/2015
HARRISBURG – The Wayne County Historical Society has been awarded a $4,000 grant by the state’s Cultural and Historical Grant Program, Reps. Sandra Major (R-Susquehanna/Wayne) and Mike Peifer (R-Pike/Wane) announced today.
 
“The preservation of our region’s history and culture is invaluable,” Peifer said. “I thank the Wayne County Historical Society for all they do to ensure our history is passed on and cherished for generations.”
 
The Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program, run by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), is awarding nearly $2 million in grants to qualified museums and official county historical societies. The one-year grant program is distributing funds designated by the state Legislature to support the preservation of Pennsylvania’s history.
 
“This funding will go a long way in helping the Wayne County Historical Society continue its mission of preservation and education,” said Major. “I applaud the society on being awarded this important grant.”
 
To be eligible, museums must be located in Pennsylvania and have annual operating budgets exceeding $100,000 and at least one full-time professional staff person. Historical societies must be designated as a county’s official historical society.
 
First organized in 1917, the Wayne County Historical Society collects and preserves historical records and landmarks of Wayne County and educates the population on the history of the area and its historic value. In its 98th year, the society, a non-profit corporation, is governed by a Board of Trustees of 18 volunteers and boasts over 800 members in the United States and abroad.

Representative Sandra Major
111th District
Representative Mike Peifer
139th District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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