JIM THORPE, Pa. (WOLF) — An event was held Tuesday to announce significant grant funding for the historic Asa Packer Mansion.
The Mansion will receive $300,000 dollars from the state to help make repairs.
To this day, the mansion remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in the area bringing in thousands of people every year.
Greg Strubinger, Borough Council President, said, " and the funding aspect of it. of course, we're a small borough with a limited budget, ya know without this funding you know we'd have a serious challenge with the upkeep with some of the items that are needed right now to keep the home in proper repair."
Doyle Heffley, State Representative PA-22, said, "a Victorian style mansion that was built in the 1800s by Asa Packer and the Packer family. It's been an iconic tourism destination for many years and like with your home it costs a lot to maintain it. It's a huge building so there's always work that needs to be done to it."
To learn more about the history of the mansion visit AsaPackerMansion.com.