The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission has announced that Melissa Mann will be taking over the role of director of PHMC’s Bureau of Historic Sites and Museums.
As director, Mann will be responsible for supervising the twenty-four state-owned historic sites and museums. She will provide leadership to the division chiefs, site administrators, regional educators and curators, and administrative staff.
Prior to coming her appointment, Mann worked as the site administrator at the Drake Well Museum & Park. Mann has worked at PHMC for eight years and has been involved the Bureau of Historic Sites & Museum’s 21st Century Museums initiative, the Accessibility Advisory Council, PHMC’s Equity and Inclusion Team, and PHMC’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Task Force.
In a press release, PHMC Executive Director Andrea Lowery described Mann’s appointment. “Melissa is a proven administrator, passionate professional, respected mentor, and valued colleague. I know she will be a wonderful leader for the Bureau of Historic Sites & Museums,” Lowery said.