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Greg Buchman promoted to physical-plant trades mechanic

Written on: January 30th, 2015 in News

During January 2015, Greg Buchman of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs’ Preservation Maintenance Team was promoted to the position of physical-plant trades mechanic III. Buchman first came to the division as a volunteer in June 2012 and joined the staff as a maintenance mechanic later that summer. Prior to coming to the agency, Buchman worked for over 15 years in a variety of trades including carpentry, electrical mechanics, plumbing and automobile mechanics. His prior experience includes work for a number of Delaware companies including Del-Mar Appliance in Dover, Middletown Appliances and Shore Line Electrical in Kenton.

Greg Buchman

Greg Buchman

With more than 120 years of combined experience in various trades, the division’s Preservation Maintenance Team is a group of skilled professionals that can handle any challenge that comes their way in order to maintain, repair and preserve the nearly 90 structures administered by the division.

 


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Steven M. Pulinka joins Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation

Written on: January 30th, 2015 in NewsPreservation

Steven M. Pulinka, a Middletown, Del. resident and curator of the Mount Pleasant Plantation in Spring Grove, Va. has recently been named to the Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation.

Steven M. Pulinka

Steven M. Pulinka

Pulinka has extensive professional experience in the area of administration and restoration of historic houses, curation of decorative-arts collections and historic-property management. In 2010, he received Virginia’s Preservation Project of the Year Award for the restoration of Mount Pleasant Plantation.

Pulinka’s preservation-related activities in Delaware include service as director of Historic Houses of Odessa, then a division of Winterthur Museum, from 1986 to 2002; as the curator of historic structures for Winterthur Museum from 2002 to 2003; and as a 2003 adjunct professor at the University of Delaware where he taught a master’s level course in the Museum Studies program entitled “Preservation of Historic Structures.” He holds a Master of Arts in American Studies from Pennsylvania State University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies and a teaching certificate from Millersville State University in Millersville, Pa.

The Delaware State Review Board for Historic Preservation serves as the advisory body to the state historic preservation officer, the official appointed by the governor to oversee and implement the state’s preservation policies in accordance with federal standards. The State Review Board evaluates historic properties for placement in the National Register of Historic Places, and provides professional advice on historic preservation matters.


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Division releases 2014 annual report

Written on: January 30th, 2015 in News

The Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs has released its 2014 annual report which spotlights the awards and recognition received by the agency during the past year. Go to the following to read the full report: “Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs Annual Report—2014: An Award-Winning Year.”

Cover of the Delaware Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs 2014 annual report.

 


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