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World of Little League® Museum Earns State Funding Through Grant Program

The World of Little League® Museum and Official Store was selected as the recipient of a $6,448 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission Grant to offset programming, operating, and administrative costs accrued before June 30, 2017.

The Museum, located at 525 U.S. 15 (Montgomery Pike), and the Lycoming County Historical Society and Thomas T. Taber Museum ($4,827), both received grants in Lycoming County. Nearly $2 million was awarded statewide to 137 museums and historical societies meeting the necessary criteria.

“It is vital that we work to preserve and celebrate Pennsylvania’s rich history,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “These grants are an exciting opportunity to continue the great work of historians and curators statewide, so that everyone – Pennsylvanians and out-of-state visitors alike – may enjoy the great exhibits that our commonwealth has to offer.”

The Cultural and Historic Support Program, now in its third year, aims to strengthen the Pennsylvania museum community while providing general operating support to museum and official county historical organizations that are not supported by other state agency funding programs.

“PHMC is pleased to offer these general operating support grants to museums and historical societies,” James Vaughan, PHMC Executive Director, said. “The need for this type of funding is something we’ve heard from Pennsylvania’s museum community. It is great that we have a program to help meet that need.”

Award amounts are determined using an equation based on a percentage of the eligible museum’s previous year’s operating budget. The maximum any museum could receive is $50,000. All official county historical societies receive a $4,000 minimum grant.

“We’re grateful to the Pennsylvania Historical and Museums Commission for providing this grant,” said Lance Van Auken, Little League Vice President and Executive Director of the World of Little League Museum. “These funds allow us to increase our educational offerings, and help us to add special events that will bring more people to our area.”

The grant period is from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017.

The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission is the official history agency of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.