Heritage Commission of Delaware County - What We Do

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What We Do

  • The Delaware County Heritage Commission is made up of 11 residents who are appointed by Delaware County Council to promote the cultural heritage of the county and make recommendations to Council on preservation issues in the County. The Commission fulfills this charge through the following undertakings:

  • Hosting Educational Seminars

  • Making recommendations on annual Community Development Block Grant funding

  • Sponsoring Annual Preservation Awards

  • Advising Council on county owned historic resources

  • Acting as liaison between County Council and historic organizations in the County


The Commission seeks to raise heritage awareness and provide education on preservation for citizens of Delaware County by hosting periodic seminars and workshops. Past subjects include restoring and maintaining historic homes, historic landscaping, interpreting and funding historic sites, and preservation strategies.  A list of previous seminars can be found here.

Managing Your Nonprofit
The Seminar was on Saturday, November 4, 10-11:30 am, Zoom
Learn from local experts the important financial information required for managing small non-profit groups- tax forms, software, by-laws, donations and more! This seminar is beneficial for all non-profit officers and treasurers.

Ted Perkins, BA, JD, LLM (Tax), CPA; Gibson & Perkins PC
Linda Scafiro, CPA; Brinker Simpson & Company

Topics included:
Annual Financial reporting to IRS (Form 990, 1099)
State Financial reporting (Bureau of Charitable Organizations)
Starting, merging, dissolving a non-profit
Changes to board members
Accounting software
Donations, Fundraising, Raffles
Record retention

Watch the recording here

Annual Filing Forms for Charitable Organizations
Written Acknowledgements for Charitable Organizations
Nonprofit Resource Websites
Financial Reporting Information for Managing Small Non-Profit Groups
Bylaws and Dissolution

Annual Preservation Awards

The Heritage Commission traditionally sponsors the Annual Preservation Awards each May during National Preservation Month.

The 2024 Call for Nominations is now open and due February 29, 2024.

For more information click here.


Contact Us

  •   201 West Front Street,
         Media, PA 19063
  •   8:30AM - 4:30PM
           Monday - Friday
  •   610-891-4000
  • webmaster@co.delaware.pa.us

About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.

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