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Pa. funds two area historical projects

December 02, 1999

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College has been awarded an $80,000 Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission grant to refurbish the auditorium in Thompson Hall, according to State Rep. Jeff Coy, D-Franklin.

The grant will be used to restore the plaster, flooring, seats, trim and a stained glass window, as well as to replace lighting, Coy's office said Monday.

Approved for another $80,000 grant from the commission was the Dykeman Hatch House in Shippensburg, Pa. The money will be used to repair the roof, reconstruct the cupola and restore the hatching troughs at the limestone house, built in 1871. The borough plans to use the house for environmental education and as a trout hatchery.

The grants were among 30 totaling $1.8 million from the commission's Keystone Historic Preservation Grant Program, according to Coy's office.

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