Philadelphia awarded $61,000 to help preserve landmarks

Eastern State Penitentiary. File photo.
Eastern State Penitentiary. File photo.

Philadelphia received three grants totaling $61,000 to help preserve city land marks, officials announced today.

Eastern State Penitentiary Historic Site Inc. and Girard College Founder’s Hall/Development Fund both received $25,000 grants.

The National Society of Colonial Dames of America/PA Stenton received a $11,000 grant.

“The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission awarded $536,000 in Keystone Historic Preservation grants to help historical and heritage organizations, museums and local governments in 20 counties,” according to a news release.

Twenty-nine grants were approved out of 70 eligible applications. Grant amounts ranged from $5,000 to $25,000 and require a 50/50 cash match.

“Keystone Historic Preservation Grants provide funding to support projects that identify, preserve, promote and protect historic and archaeological resources in Pennsylvania for both the benefit of the public and the revitalization of communities,” the statement read.Girard College Founder’s HallThe National Society of Colonial Dames of America


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