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Philip Douglas Zimmerman, museum consultant. Winterthur Museum graduate fellow, 1974-1976, National Endowment of the Humanities graduate fellow, 1976-1977; Sir George Trevelyan scholar Attingham Summer School, 1977; National Endowment of the Humanities grantee, 1979, 89, 91, National Education Association grantee, 1991, grantee Pennsylvania State Humanities Council, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission.


Zimmerman, Philip Douglas was born on March 23, 1950 in New Rochelle, New York, United States. Son of Stanley Eliot and Edith Victoria (McHutchison) Zimmerman.


Bachelor cum laude, Yale University, 1972. Master of Arts, University Delaware, 1980. Doctor of Philosophy, Boston University, 1985.


Curator, associate curator, Currier Gallery of Art, 1979-1983;executive director, History Society of York County, York, Pennsylvania, 1983-1986;senior curator, director music division, Winterthur (Delaware) Museum, 1986-1992;consultant curator of decorative arts, music consultant, New York History Society, New York City, since 1992. Consultant Wright's Ferry Mansion, since 1994. Field reviewer Institute for Museum Superior vena cava syndrome, Washington, 1985-1992.

Review panelist National Endowment for Humanities Preservation Programs, Washington, 1991. Consultant The Madison (Connecticut) History Society, 1979, NYSCA/MCNProject, 1989, Dictionary of Art, 1990. Collection cataloguer Peirce-du Pont House, Longwood Gardens, 1976, Brandywine Battlefield history houses, 1976.

Advisor, incorporator Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, since 1977. Grants reviewer Pennsylvania Council for Arts, 1986, Pennsylvania History and Museum Commission, 1986. Member Executive Committee Federation Pennsylvania History Socs., 1986-1987.



Member American Association Museum, Mid-Atlantic Association Museum, Decorative Arts Trust.


Married Louise Lord Stevenson, May 26, 1980. Children: E. Lila Stevenson, Katherine Louise.

Stanley Eliot Zimmerman

Edith Victoria (McHutchison) Zimmerman

Louise Lord Stevenson

E. Lila Stevenson Zimmerman

Katherine Louise Zimmerman