Northumberland County Receives State Grant to Study Courthouse Rehabilitation

(HARRISBURG) – Northumberland County has been awarded a Keystone Historic Preservation grant in the amount of $23,500 through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), according to Senator John R. Gordner (R-27).

Specifically, the grant will be utilized to conduct a feasibility study and create a plan for the rehabilitation of the Northumberland County Courthouse.  The study will include a historic structure report for the 154 year old building and serve to document its existing conditions.  It will also contain innovative ideas for future rehabilitation projects that will maintain the historic authenticity of the courthouse.

“I am pleased that Historical and Museum Commission has chosen to award this important grant to Northumberland County,” said Senator Gordner.  “I applaud the Northumberland County Commissioners for pursuing this grant, which will help them to make future decisions regarding this historic community structure.”

Total grant awards, statewide, have been approved in the amount of $2,569,000.

Keystone Historic Preservation grants are awarded by PHMC to fund preservation, rehabilitation and restoration activities of historic sites that are eligible for or listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  Eligible applicants include non-profit entities or municipal governments that operate publicly accessible historic properties.

CONTACT:  Mike Stephens (717) 787-8928