Wayne S. Spilove

Real Estate, Civic & Community Service, Historic Preservation

Wayne Spilove’s Civic and Community Service

Wayne Spilove has been an active civic and community leader in the City of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

He has been appointed to numerous public posts at the city and state level, and has volunteered his service to many nonprofit organizations.

Service to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC): Mr. Spilove served as Chairman of the Commission from 2003-2011. He was appointed Chairman  by then-Governor Edward G. Rendell and confirmed by a unanimous vote in the state Senate. PHMC is responsible for stewardship of the Commonwealth’s 25 museums and the Commonwealth’s Archives, which comprise 44 properties, 2,000 acres of land and 450 employees.

Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation — Mr. Spilove served as Governor’s Representative to the Foundation, an educational organization that operates in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and the Eisenhower National Historic Site, and to educate the public about their significance.

Service to the City of Philadelphia

Philadelphia Historical Commission — Mr. Spilove served as Chairman from 1992-2001. This Commission is the city’s regulatory agency responsible for ensuring the preservation of approximately 13,000 historically significant buildings, structures, sites, objects, interiors and districts in Philadelphia.

Friends of Independence National Park — Mr. Spilove served on the Board of Directors of this nonprofit, which promoted historical, scientific, educational and interpretive activities.

Historic Philadelphia, Inc. — Mr. Spilove served as a board member and Chairman. The organization maintains multiple historic attractions in Philadelphia, including Once Upon a Nation, the Betsy Ross House and Franklin Square.

Service to Museums in Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution — During the conceptual stage, Mr. Spilove served as an Advisor to the group that was planning a center for the American Revolution in the Greater Philadelphia area. Ultimately, it was built at 3rd & Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia and named Museum of the American Revolution.

Service to Non-profit Organizations

Friends of Rittenhouse Square — Mr. Spilove served as Vice President and a member of the Board of Directors of this non-profit, whose mission to preserve, protect, and beautify the park through a public-private partnership with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation.

Big Picture Alliance — Mr. Spilove served on the Board of Directors. The non-profit organization uses film and digital media arts to engage, educate and empower Philadelphia youth.

A monument at Gettysburg National Military Park

While serving as the Governor’s Representative to the Gettysburg National Battlefield Museum Foundation, Wayne Spilove monitored the Foundation’s work, including preservation of the Gettysburg National Military Park (pictured above), where this statue in honor of Major General Winfield Scott Hancock was dedicated in 1896.

As chairman of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Wayne Spilove oversaw the stewardship of 25 museums, including the State Museum (pictured below) in Harrisburg.

Pennsylvania State Museum