David Hedrick had a long and distinguished career with working at nature and historic sites. These included the Norridge Park District, Jubilee College State Historic Site, and in 1979 the historic Lincoln's New Salem where he took over as Site Superintendent. At that time, David worked in the Department of Natural Resources, but a new agency, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, was established in 1985. Hedrick's excellent management skills led to New Salem becoming one of the premier Lincoln sites in the country.
Interview Session 01 (Audio)
Career at DNR, and early years at New Salem
Interview Session 02 (Audio)
Site manager for historic New Salem