Historical commission awards grants

WEST CHESTER Seven arts and culture organizations in Chester County will receive a total of more than $73,000 in grants from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The commissioners approved the grant applications last week through the Cultural and Historical Support Grant Program.

The commission also approved placing a historical marker at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair grounds that will celebrate the show's status as the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse competition in the country.

The commission awarded grants to more than 60 groups throughout the state.

The Chester County Historical Society will receive $24,935. Historic Yellow Springs in Chester Springs will receive $12,302. The American Helicopter Museum and Education Center in West Chester will get $11,308.

The Graystone Society in Coatesville will get $9,888. The Wharton Esherick Museum in Paoli will receive $5,737.

Historic Sugartown in Malvern will receive $4,636. The Mill at Anselma Preservation and Educational Trust in Chester Springs will get $4,440.

State Sen. Andy Dinniman (D., Chester) is a newly appointed member of the state commission that awarded the grants.

"Each of these organizations adds to the quality of life in Chester County in their own unique way," Dinniman said in a statement. - Michaelle Bond