– Rep. John Schlegel (R-Lebanon) today announced the Lebanon County Historical Society has received a $5,000 grant through the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to protect and secure its archival collection.
The grant will be used to address the harmful effects of lighting in the archival area. It will also be used to obtain more archival quality boxes to replace older, broken boxes; place folders in boxes to remove them from storage or floor locations; and to assist in the cataloging process.
“The Lebanon County Historical Society understands the urgent need to protect and preserve our county’s historical records and artifacts for future generations,” said Schlegel. “Through this Historical and Archival Records Care Grant, our county historical society will have the funding necessary to improve its infrastructure, storage and care of these important relics of our county’s history.”
Schlegel represents the 101st Legislative District, which includes the City of Lebanon, the Borough of Cornwall, and the townships of North Lebanon, South Lebanon, West Lebanon, North Cornwall and West Cornwall.