HAZLETON – The Greater Hazleton Historical Society has been awarded state funding in the amount of $30,000 to help fund a rehabilitation project at the Greater Hazleton Historical Museum, according to Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Hazleton) and Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne/Carbon).
“This is more exciting news as we continue to work toward revitalizing downtown Hazleton. Preserving our historic structures is a key component in that effort,” said Toohil. “This project to improve the museum will also help to attract visitors and bring new life to the business district.”
The grant will go toward a project to improve the historic facade of the museum, located at 55 N. Wyoming St. The work includes door and window replacement, concrete and masonry restoration, and weatherization and energy efficiency upgrades.
“Investments such as the Keystone Historic Preservation Grant are vital for organizations like the Greater Hazleton Historical Society as they make much needed improvements to the Greater Hazleton Historical Museum,” said Yudichak. “Preserving these buildings not only recognizes the historical importance of Hazleton but will also help spur revitalization to the downtown area.”
The funding was made possible through the 2018-19 Keystone Historic Preservation Grant program administered by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Representative Tarah Toohil
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office