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Meet the new Weekend Manager » David

Week­end Man­ag­er David

We’ve got a real Renais­sance man tak­ing care of the house on the week­ends. We’d like to intro­duce you to David New­mann, our new Week­end Man­ag­er. In addi­tion to going to school, work­ing here, and giv­ing tours at Ulysses S. Grant’s house, he plays approx­i­mate­ly 325 dif­fer­ent instru­ments (slight exag­ger­a­tion, but this is *pret­ty* close), and he plays them all over town in sev­er­al dif­fer­ent bands. We’re glad to have him on board!

What are you study­ing and where? Sec­ondary Edu­ca­tion: Social Stud­ies, St. Louis Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege Mer­amec.

Why Camp­bell House? The Camp­bell House serves as a unique exam­ple of afflu­ent Vic­to­ri­an liv­ing. Ever since I was a kid I have had an inter­est in nine­teenth cen­tu­ry Amer­i­ca. It just seemed like the per­fect job for some­one like me.

What are you going to do at Camp­bell House? I will be the week­end man­ag­er at the Camp­bell House Muse­um. Giv­ing tours on the week­ends is a big part of the job, but I will also be cut­ting the grass and tak­ing care of the grounds.

When you aren’t slav­ing away at Camp­bell House, what are you up to? Play­ing music with one of my four bands, keep­ing up with school, and work­ing as a park guide at the Ulysses S. Grant Nation­al His­toric Site. I also enjoy back­pack­ing, camp­ing, cycling, and photography.

What’s your favorite thing about Camp­bell House so far? Def­i­nite­ly the staff. Every­one here has been so kind and help­ful. I can tell that they share my pas­sion for nine­teenth cen­tu­ry his­to­ry, and I think that this job will be a ter­rif­ic learn­ing experience.

PC or Mac? With all of the music pro­duc­tion and pho­to edit­ing that I do, it has to be a Mac.

Lit­tle known fact about me: I am a Union Civ­il War reen­ac­tor with the 8th Mis­souri Vol­un­teer Infantry.

Favorite book: Hatch­et by Gary Paulsen