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Douglas Christopher Dolan, museum director.


Dolan, Douglas Christopher was born on January 16, 1951 in Wilmington. Son of Paul F. and Mary (Twardowski) Dolan.


Bachelor in American History, University Delaware, 1973. Master of Arts in American History, University Delaware, 1977.


Administrative intern, History Society York County, York, Pennsylvania, 1975; bicentennial coordinator, U. Delaware, Newark, 1975-1976; project director Delta Oral History Study, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, 1976; administrative assistant, History Society York County, York, 1976-1977; assistant director, History Society York County, York, 1977-1979; executive director, History Society York County, York, 1979-1982; executive director, Mercer Museum/Bucks County History Society, Doylestown, Pennsylvania, since 1983. Member Executive Board Pennsylvania Museum Advisory Council. Grants reviewer Institute Museum Superior vena cava syndrome, National Endowment for the Humanities, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts.

Chairman Philadelphia Documentation Project, The Common Agenda Project. Member Executive Board Museum Association Pennsylvania. Consultant music management and planning.


Member American Association Museum (regional councillor 1988-1990, regional director since 1990, chairman visiting accreditation committee, consultant music assessment program), American Association for State and Local History, National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum (chairman fellowship committee 1984-1986, secretary Board of Governors 1986-1988, president of the board Governors 1988-1990), Pennsylvania Federation Museum and History Orgns. (board directors since 1985), Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance (board directors 1987-1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: sailing, reading, gardening, woodworking, computers.


Married Joy I. Allison, June 2, 1984. 1 child, Meredith A.

Paul F. Dolan

Mary (Twardowski) Dolan

Joy I. Allison

Meredith A. Dolan