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Young to stay active in museum after retirement

April 29, 2014

By Mary Ann Ford, The Pantagraph, Bloomington, Ill.



April 29--BLOOMINGTON -- Retirement means Marcia Young won't be at the David Davis Mansion every day, but it doesn't mean she won't stay actively involved.

Besides plans to help the David Davis Mansion Foundation with grant writing and fundraising, Young again will coordinate the annual garden walk (this will be her 18th year) and she will work on a video tour of the mansion.

The latter project received a grant a couple of years ago that will cover the cost of actors, she said. As envisioned, the tour would be available on hand-held devices and be especially useful when the mansion does not have enough volunteer guides available.

After Young finishes her last day Wednesday, Assistant Site Manager Jeannie Riordan will begin serving as interim director until the state makes a decision on the position, said Kathe Conley, president of the David Davis Mansion Foundation Board.

Riordan has been involved with the mansion for many years and has served in several capacities including mansion educator and volunteer coordinator.

"She's worked hand-in-glove with Marcia," Conley said. "She will be able to hit the ground running."

Tours of the David Davis Mansion, 1000 Monroe Drive, Bloomington, are available every half hour from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. The tours start with a 17-minute video. Tours last about 45 minutes. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

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