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Grundy Library, Museum receive grants

Funds will benefit the library’s Museum Pass Program and an urgent roof restoration project at the museum

Source: Grundy Museum

$5,000 grant for Museum Pass Program

The Grundy Library in Bristol Borough announced that it has been awarded a grant of $5,000 from Penn Community Bank. This funding will support the library’s popular Museum Pass Program, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.

The Museum Pass Program provides patrons with the opportunity to visit a variety of local museums and cultural institutions free of charge. Over the past decade, the program has enriched the lives of countless community members by offering access to educational and cultural experiences that might otherwise be out of reach. The program has included admission to numerous renowned institutions, including Elmwood Park Zoo, Bucks County Children’s Museum and many others.

“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of Penn Community Bank in supporting our highly popular Museum Pass Program,” said Dana Barber, library director. “Their donation secures the collection for another full year of service and will allow the library to add additional passes to meet the increased demand during the summer months. On behalf of the entire Grundy Library staff and the community we serve, we extend our heartfelt gratitude.”

For more information about the program, including how to reserve a pass, visit grundylibrary.org or call 215-788-7891.

$100K grant for Grundy Museum

State Rep. Tina Davis and Sen. Steve Santarsiero announced a $100,000 Keystone Historic Preservation Grant awarded to the Grundy Museum, an entity of the Grundy Foundation. 

Funds come from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and will be used toward an urgent roof restoration project. This project includes replacing cedar shingles, restoring metal porch roofs, and addressing drainage issues by replacing or rerouting gutters.

“The Grundy Museum is a cornerstone of Bristol Borough, dedicated to preserving and celebrating our rich history. Additionally, they’ve worked to encourage community and civic engagement for decades — a cause I’m always happy to support,” said Davis. “It was my honor to help bring this $100,000 grant home to ensure the Grundy Museum’s continued success.”

“The Grundy Museum is a shining example of the historical significance of our region and the importance of preserving that history and making it available to the public,” said Santarsiero. “I’m pleased these funds will be used to repair and preserve the Victorian home of the Grundy family, allowing the Grundy Foundation to continue to tell the story of the family and Bristol Borough.”

The Grundy Museum was one of 44 projects statewide to be selected for a grant.

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