Ken Burkett, JCHS Executive Director (R) receiving the S. K Stevens award from Rusty Baker, PA Museums Director



The Jefferson County History Center recently received the PA Museums prestigious 

S. K. Stevens award which was presented at the organization’s annual meeting and awards ceremony on April 16, in Bellefonte for Scripture Rocks Heritage Park.  This award is given in honor of Sylvester K. Stevens (1904-1974) who was a noted Pennsylvania State Historian and Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission from 1956 to 1972.

PA Museums presents the S. K. Stevens Awards to outstanding projects that have won a national award from both the American Association of State and Local History and a PA Museums Special Achievement Award. In addition to the honor, the JCHS also received a monetary award of five-hundred dollars.

This is the third major award for the Scripture Rocks Park with the JCHC receiving both PA Museums Special Achievements Award and the American Association of State and Local History Award Leadership in History Award in 2017. 


Grant Received

In May, we received a $750 matching grant from the American Hiking Society and L.L. Bean for trail building, restoration, and some additional signage, at Scripture Rocks Heritage Park.

The American Hiking Society’s National Trails Fund is the only privately funded, national grants program dedicated solely to building and protecting hiking trails. Created in response to the growing backlog of trail maintenance projects, the National Trails Fund has helped hundreds of grassroots organizations acquire the resources needed to protect America’s cherished hiking trails. Click Here for more information about the American Hiking Society click here