Small Budget, Big Impact

Conrad Weiser Homestead - Charter Day 2016

The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) budget is less than 6/100 of 1 percent of the commonwealth’s annual budget, but its vital work serves every resident in Pennsylvania.

  • We collect, safeguard and share our state's most treasured documents and objects.
  • We teach Pennsylvania history to children and adults because informed citizens are the bedrock of democracy.
  • We promote economic development by protecting and repurposing Pennsylvania's historic buildings.
  • We help create vital places to live and work by protecting the uniqueness of Pennsylvania's distinctive communities.
  • We save tax dollars by helping state and local governments manage their records efficiently.
  • We protect basic legal rights of Pennsylvanians by safeguarding property and legislative documents.
  • We attract tourists to Pennsylvania’s historic sites and museums.