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Communication Associate: Public Relations | Lori Melton | | (218) 726-8830

May 10, 2013
Lucie Amundsen | Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate | 218 726-8921 |

Glensheen Appoints New Interim Director

William Payne, Dean of UMD School of Fine Arts, has announced the appointment of Daniel Hartman as interim director of Glensheen Historic Estate, effective Monday, May 13.

"I'm thrilled at the addition of Dan Hartman," said Dean Payne. "His experience with historic preservation and work at the City, combined with his passion for Glensheen, presents exciting possibilities for the estate."

Mr. Hartman is returning to Glensheen where he was a student tour guide as a University of Minnesota Duluth undergraduate. It was during his senior year that Hartman authored a 45-page paper researching the history of Glensheen's grounds. Later, he returned to the University to earn a Masters of Advocacy and Political Leadership.

Currently a city councilor for the City of Duluth, Hartman comes to Glensheen from the St. Louis County Historical Society as its program director and curator of the Veteran's Memorial Hall.

Hartman takes on this interim position as the University of Minnesota prepares to begin the two-year process of restoring Tischer Creek and Bent Brook, both damaged during the June 19-20, 2012 water event. In addition, the University is developing a long-range plan for Congdon Historic Estate.

Glensheen was built for the family of Chester and Clara Congdon between 1905 and 1908 and bequeathed to the University of Minnesota in 1968.

In addition to house and garden tours, Glensheen hosts sublime public and private events, including weddings. Summer hours start May 24 with tours throughout the day starting at 9:30 am and running to 4:00 p.m. Site hours are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Museum shop hours are 9:30 -5:30 daily. Our events calendar is available at (218) 726-8910,

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