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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.
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.