Saving History Saturday: Adams County Historical Society Receives $1 Million Challenge Grant

The Adams County (PA.) Historical Society recently announced that they have received a $1 million challenge grant towards their new history center.

Gettysburg residents Pauline and David LeVan have issued the “all-or-nothing” challenge. This means that if ACHS can raise $1 million by February 10, 2023, the LeVans will match it with their own gift of $1 million.

According to the ACHS, if successful, the combined funds would pay all the costs of the history center and museum, leaving the project debt-free. The museum will house Gettysburg-area artifacts that go beyond the town’s Civil War history.

Read our previous post on this project.

ACHS has already raised more than $700,000 towards the $1 million goal. The museum is expected to open in Spring 2023. To find out more about this project and the Adams County Historical Society, click here.

About Terry Rensel

Terry is currently the Executive Director of the Central Virginia Battlefields Trust (CVBT), located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He has Bachelor of Arts degrees in History/Political Science and Broadcast Communications from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in Bradford, PA. and a Master of Public Administration from the University of Alaska Southeast in Juneau, AK. Prior to joining CVBT he spent 12 years living and working in Alaska.
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