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Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.

The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Night at the Museum

This is your time to enjoy the mansion – at night… for free. On October 13th, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Glensheen is opening its doors to you for FREE self-guided tours.

Enter the estate through the Formal Entrance at West Gate just like a Congdon guest. Then enjoy a self-guided tour through the main floor, second floor and lower levels of the mansion.

In addition, this is a chance to see pieces of the collection not usually showcased… up close and personal.

As the tour ends, cap the night with a drink from a cash bar in the lower level and a snack from food trucks on the estate. Then take your food and drink to check out what Glensheen has in store for you on the 12-acre estate.

To make this experience even more spectacular, Glensheen’s iconic locations on the grounds will be highlighted in ways you haven’t ever seen before.

Explore the lakeside, 12-acre estate illuminated on a crisp fall night. See the picture-perfect stone bridge spotlighted and all of the lakeside of the mansion dramatically lit.

Guests will receive a punch card when they arrive, outlining all the must-see stops. Turn in your completed punch card to be entered to win a free Premier Tour for four!


Parking is first come, first serve. Please carpool, walk, or bike to Glensheen. The parking lot will fill quickly. Please refer to the city’s street side parking regulations.

Bring cash for food and beverage purchases.

Tickets to tour the mansion will be given on a first-come, first-served basis. Tours will allow 15 people in the mansion every five minutes. Depending on attendance, not all visitors may be able to tour the inside of the mansion within the 6:00-9:00 time frame, but the grounds and other building spaces will still be lit up and alive with action.

Please note that this event involves excessive walking and several flights of stairs in the mansion. There are few places to sit and rest along the way. Please be mindful of these factors when choosing to attend Night at the Museum.

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.

The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.

The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Classroom in the Garden

Classroom in the Garden is a brand-new Wednesday night series taking place during the month of September. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.

Classroom in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. A UMD Chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.

They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you.

Small samples will be served.

Chester Chat: Local Food Movement

In recent years, the demand for locally grown food has put pressure on food providers to reassess the food options they present. A local food expert will be here to answer the question of what they are doing to impact the local food movement.
 


 

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 and boosters. He spent much of his fortune and time not only making Duluth better for all but also, to let the rest of the world know how amazing it is.

So in that tradition, Glensheen created a series to help educate the public on important subjects relevant to the prosperity of Duluth.

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.

Classroom in the Garden

CANCELED: The September 21 Classroom in the Garden is canceled. Please join us on either September 14 or 28.

Classroom in the Garden is a brand-new Wednesday night series taking place during the month of September. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.

Classroom in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. A UMD Chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.

They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you.

Small samples will be served.

Classroom in the Garden

Classroom in the Garden is a brand-new Wednesday night series taking place during the month of September. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.

Classroom in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. A UMD Chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.

They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you.

Small samples will be served.

Classroom in the Garden

Classroom in the Garden is a brand-new Wednesday night series taking place during the month of September. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.

Classroom in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. A UMD Chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.

They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you.

Small samples will be served.

Shark Watching Society Bonfire

In an effort to keep the waters of Lake Superior shark free, join us every Wednesday night in August, to keep post while enjoying a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior.

Glensheen is the only legal location for a bonfire on the shore of Lake Superior in Minnesota. A Shark Watching Society Bonfire is the perfect Duluth summer night at the perfect location.

Kick back with a local beer in hand. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.

This family friendly event is FREE and starts at 7:00 pm. Don’t forget your binoculars!

Suggested that you bring your own chair, and sorry, no dogs allowed.