Conococheague Institute, multiple Gettysburg battlefield museums get big state grant boost

11 December 2023- The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) has awarded nearly $2 million in Cultural and Historical Support Grants to 158 eligible museums and official county historical societies from 58 Pennsylvania counties.

The goal of the Cultural and Historical Support Grant program is to strengthen 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. An eligible museum must have an annual operating budget exceeding $100,000 (excluding capital and in-kind services) and at least one full-time professional staff person (or approved equivalent).

Grants are awarded on a formula based on a percentage of the organization’s annual operating budget with a maximum grant of $44,945 and a minimum grant of $4,000. Allocated funding for the program remained level with $1,900,0000 in grant awards.


Adams County Historical Society – $4,000

Gettysburg Foundation – $4,000

Seminary Ridge Historic Preservation Foundation – $7,132


Bedford County Historical Society – $4,000

Old Bedford Village Inc. – $4,000


Cumberland County Historical Society – $9,681


Franklin County Historical Society – Kittochtinny – $4,000

Conococheague Institute for the Study of Cultural Heritage – $4,000


Fulton County Historical Society – $4,000


Huntingdon County Historical Society – $4,000

Isett Acres Museum Foundation – $4,000