Sep. 15, 2020

HARRISBURG – State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana) today announced that the James M. Stewart Museum Foundation has been awarded a grant of $25,000 from the COVID-19 Cultural and Museum Preservation Grant Program, facilitated by the Commonwealth Financing Authority (CFA). The funds will be used to offset lost revenue due to COVID-19 closure orders.

“Mr. Stewart’s impact on Indiana County, our state and nation are immeasurable. His relatability and fame still attract tourists, holiday enthusiasts and film lovers alike, providing a depth of appeal to our region. He is a beloved figure who epitomized American values both on and off the screen,” said Struzzi. “This museum serves as an international tourist attraction, bringing in history, military, film and holiday enthusiasts from around the globe. It is a tremendous cultural and historical asset to the community and the region I represent, and I thank the CFA for extending them a helping hand during these turbulent economic times.”

This one-time grant program was enacted as part of Act 24 of 2020 and funded with federal CARES Act dollars to aid cultural and museum organizations as defined in the legislation.  Funds were distributed across all eligible organizations based on a methodology similar to that used by the Pennsylvania Historical Museum Commission for their operating grants.   

Representative Jim Struzzi
62nd Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives