Blog of the Pennsylvania State Historic Preservation Office

Author: Jean Cutler

Jean Cutler is the Director of the Bureau for Historic Preservation and Deputy State Historic Preservation at the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commisison. She manages the Commonwealth's historic preservation programs under the authority of the Pennsylvania History Code and the National Historic Preservation Act.
Prior to this position, Ms. Cutler had a broad range of employment with arts and historical organizations and federal government agencies. Most recently, she served as the Executive Director of the PA Federation of Museum and Historical Organizations; previous to that employment, she was the Program Director at the Hershey Museum, Director of the Doshi Center for Contemporary Art; Public Information Officer for the Sun Inn Prservation Association; and art history instructor at Penn Sate University, Mt. Alto Campus. She spent almost 10 years employed in federal government service, including assigments as assistant editor for the Central Intelligence Agency and as a bi-lingual Research Intelligence Analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency. She was posted to Washington , DC; Paris, France; Hong Kong, BCC; and, Beirut, Lebanon.
She received her undergraduate degree in Foreign Service from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia and completed graduate work at the Pennsylvania State University in Art History. Throughout her career, Ms. Cutler has participated in continuing education programs through professional meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops.
She currently lives in Harrisburg, PA where she is actively engaged in several activities related to community revitalization and economic development.

Day on the Hill: Taking the Preservation Message to Pennsylvania’s Congressional Delegation

Tuesday, February 26, was the day the rubber literally hit the road!  In fact, using a pedometer, one of the participants in “Day on the Hill” in Washington, D.C. determined that Pennsylvania’s two teams each walked about 5 miles in their efforts to deliver Pennsylvania’s preservation message to members of our Congressional delegation! Continue reading

Sharing What Pennsylvanians Love About Pennsylvania!

Dale Engle Walker House Buffalo Township Union County

As the Commonwealth’s State Historic Preservation Office, the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission’s Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) is responsible for partnering with all the citizens of Pennsylvania to advocate for the protection of the Commonwealth’s natural and cultural heritage.  To do this, the Bureau for Historic Preservation (BHP) develops a statewide strategic plan every five years that lays out goals and actions steps that will guide our priorities over the next five years.  It’s a big job to develop and implement this plan, because, as you know, Pennsylvania is a very big and historic place.  To preserve and protect our important history, we need everyone to pitch in.  And, this is why I’m sending you this inaugural message about BHP’s latest effort to improve our communication with all of you!  I’m hoping that you will be receptive to our messages and that we will hear back from you!

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