Chester County Historical Society is awarded $75,000 grant
Historical society is awarded $75,000
WEST CHESTER The Chester County Historical Society has been awarded a $75,000 grant that officials say will go to making much-needed repairs on its North High Street history center.
The funds, given through Pennsylvania's Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program, will be spent on new roofing; repairs to the front terrace; heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning upgrades; and other interior and exterior projects, according to a news release.
He added that building maintenance is vital to the facility's rental program and "role as a cultural tourism attraction."
The historical society moved into a former YMCA building in the early 1990s. Lukens said that because initial renovations are now nearly 20 years old, the building requires significant upgrades. - Tricia L. Nadolny