– Rep. Stephenie Scialabba (R-Butler) announced today that the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) awarded more than $121,000 in funding to Harmony and Zelienople to preserve and maintain Pennsylvania’s history. The money comes from the Keystone Historic Preservation (KHP) Grant Program.
The Harmony Museum received $98,799.80 to install 39 new and historically correct windows that will return the landmark to its original look and design. The PHMC also dedicated $22,500 to Zelienople Historical Society to repair some of the main structural support beams in The Passavant House.
“It’s vital that we remember our past, learn from it, and teach our communities about what transpired before our time,” said Scialabba. “This funding will ensure that this history remains preserved.”
KHP 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. Funding also supports municipal planning initiatives that focus on historic resources, or it may be used to meet building or community-specific planning goals. The program also supports construction activities at resources listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. This fund is supported annually from a portion of the state realty transfer tax revenue. Harmony and Zelienople were the two municipalities that received an award from PHMC for Butler County.
Representative Stephenie Scialabba
12th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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