Five Montco Museums and Cultural Sites Get the Green

Image via Historic Trappe.
The Speakers House in Trappe belonged to Frederick Muhlenberg and is currently in the process of being restored.

Several Montco museums and cultural sites won big bucks. The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission awarded three counties, including Montco, a total of $159,000 in support grants, writes Joe Zlomek for The Sanatoga Post.

The National Audubon Society, Audubon 

Award: $9,070

This non-profit is dedicated to the conservation of birds and their habitats.

Schwenkfelder Library & Heritage Center, Pennsburg  

Award: $5,148

The heritage center is more than just a library; it’s also an archive and museum. The center preserves historical artifacts belonging to the family of spiritual reformist Kaspar Schwenkfelder von Ossig. The collection of writing, books, art dates to 1885.

Mennonite Historians of Eastern Pennsylvania, Harleysville 

Award: $4,000

The museum and exhibition site explores the history of Mennonite communities in Pennsylvania.

Historic Trappe, Trappe 

Award: $4,000

This historic destination spans three properties. It includes the Dewees Tavern, (home to the Center for Pennsylvania German Studies), gallery exhibitions, a research library, and archives. The Henrey Muhlenberg house is a museum dedicated to the Muhlenberg family, and The Speaker’s House belonged to Frederick Muhlenberg. It is currently in the process of being restored.

Pottsgrove Manor, Pottstown 

Award: $4,000

This Georgian architecture-style home has a dark history. It was where the Potts family lived in the mid-1700s with 13 children and indentured and enslaved laborers. This four-acre site features collections and exhibitions that tell the story of the Pottstown founder.

Read more about these recent historical and cultural grants in The Santoga Post.  

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