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April 2017
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Chester Chats — Interior Design

April 5 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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This week's Chester Chat will feature two local members of the community who are interior design experts. Aaron Hansen, Dennis Lampkin and Dan Hartman will speak. Aaron Hansen is a Certified Interior Designer at LHB with 20 years of experience in the field. Dennis Lamkin is a local champion of non-profits, historic preservation and interior design expert. What are Chester Chats? It is a fun, fast-moving presentation series of three speakers who are each limited to ten minutes. Each month an…

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Chester Chats – Tech of Yesterday and Today

April 12 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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This week's Chester Chat is dedicated to technology. In 1908, when Glensheen was built, the Congdons ensured their buildings and grounds utilized the most cutting-edge tech available. Learn about some of our history's marvels, such as the central vacuum and humidification systems. Today, as a museum, Glensheen still strives to incorporate the best the technology world has to offer. Learn about Virtual and Augmented Realities (AR/VR) as this emerging space becomes more mainstream. Find out how the Glensheen staff intends…

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Chester Chats – CANCELED

April 19 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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This week's Chester Chat has been canceled. What are Chester Chats? It is a fun, fast-moving presentation series of three speakers who are each limited to ten minutes. Each month an important topic to the future of Duluth is chosen. To help promote the casual nature of the event, there will be a cash bar with great wine and local beers. What is the purpose of Chester Chats? As a past legislator, Chester Congdon was one of Duluth earliest promoters…

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Chester Chats – CANCELED

April 26 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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Due to poor weather conditions, tonight's (4/26) Chester Chat on Architecture has been canceled. Have you ever stood in awe of a magnificent building like Glensheen?  Well, you're in luck! The topic for this week's Chester Chat is architecture. Hear from experts about historic Duluth architecture and Duluth's architecture today. Speakers include Dennis Lamkin and Doug Zaun. Lamkin will speak about historic Duluth's rich architecture. Local architect, Doug Zaun of Wagner Zaun Architecture will be speaking about architecture in Duluth today. Aaron Hansen, of…

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May 2017
Free

Zenith City on Tap – Duluth’s Aerial Transfer Bridge

May 3 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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1905–1929 When Duluthians finally bridged the 1871 ship canal in 1905, they created one of the most innovative structures in the world. An aerial transfer bridge, it ferried passengers back and forth across the canal in a gondola car. The bridge was an immediate success and served to not only help the residents of Park Point connect with the rest of Duluth but also dramatically increased Minnesota Point’s popularity as Duluth’s summertime playground. But by 1925, thanks to the automobile,…

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Zenith City on Tap – Duluth’s Historic Breweries

May 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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Stay tuned for more information about this week's Zenith City on Tap presentation!  Presentations will be held in Glensheen’s Amusement Room in the lower level of the mansion. Guests will enter through the mansion’s front door. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Happy half hour from 7–7:30. Speakers begin at 7:30.

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Glensheen Gala 2017

May 13 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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The date is set for Duluth's most decadent party! Join us for this French-themed event and explore Glensheen as your leisure! Additional event information is located on our Gala page.  

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Mother’s Day

May 14
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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With a nod to Glensheen’s matriarch Clara Congdon, we celebrate Mother’s Day with free Classic Tours for mothers on Sunday, May 14th. We think Clara, whose diary is filled with details of caring for sick children and mending clothes, would approve. FREE Classic Tours for Mothers

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Zenith City on Tap – Morell & Nichols in Duluth

May 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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This week's Zenith City on Tap topic is Morell & Nichols in Duluth presented by Tony Dierckins & Dan Hartman. Anthony Morell and Arthur Nichols first came to Minnesota to execute the landscape plans for Glensheen; within three years they were the state’s premier landscape architects. In Duluth, they designed parks, estates, bridges, and even entire neighborhoods. This talk, by Zenith City’s Tony Dierckins and Glensheen’s Dan Hartman, explains Morell & Nichols’s impact on Duluth and throughout the state. Adapted…

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Zenith City on Tap – Park Superintendents Henry Cleveland & F. Rodney Paine

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Glensheen Mansion,
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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This week's Zenith City on Tap topic is Park Superintendents Henry Cleveland & F. Rodney Paine presented by Nancy S. Nelson & Dan Hartman. Superlative Superintendents Between 1913 and 1938 Duluth Park Superintendents Henry “Gramp” Cleveland and F. Rodney Paine oversaw the development and expansion of Duluth’s park system, including the completion of Skyline Parkway. Zenith CIty’s Nancy S. Nelson and Glensheen’s Dan Hartman introduce the audience to these two very remarkable—and very different—men to show how their ideas and…

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