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‘Empowered History’: Pa. offers grants for communities to preserve historical materials

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Individuals and groups with historical materials in need of preservation — especially those from marginalized communities — are being invited to apply for a limited-term “microgrant” from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.

The grant program, titled “Empowered History,” will provide up to $1,000 to help communities conserve texts, photos, oral histories and so on and make them available to the public. Funding can go toward archival supplies, storage, digitization, outreach efforts and exhibits.

The initiative is primarily directed at communities “that have been historically underrepresented in traditional archives,” the Commission said.

For more information, visit the Empowered History web page. The deadline to apply is Jan. 31.

The commission is offering a webinar at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, to give potential applicants an overview of the program and its requirements. To register, click here.