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Shark Watching Society Bonfires – SWSB

Every Wednesday night in August

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 perfect Duluth summer night activity at a prime location, right on the shore of Lake Superior.

Sunset is at 8:24 p.m.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughly 500 feet.
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds. Service animals are permitted.

Shark Watching Society Bonfires – SWSB

Every Wednesday night in August

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 perfect Duluth summer night activity at a prime location, right on the shore of Lake Superior.

Sunset is at 8:35 p.m.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughly 500 feet.
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds. Service animals are permitted.

Zenith City on Tap: Congdon Park

Zenith City Online teams up again with Glensheen for Zenith City on Tap. This month’s topic is Congdon Park.

Many Duluthians have a warm spot in their hearts for Congdon Park and Tischer Creek, (or affectionately known as Congdon Creek) which runs through the park.

Nancy Nelson, who is currently working on a book about the history of Duluth’s park system for Zenith City Press and Glensheen’s Director, Dan Hartman, will both speak about the history of Tischer and Congdon Park.

A cash bar will be available for wine and beer purchases.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. 
Happy half hour from 7–7:30.
Speakers begin at 7:30.

Concerts on the Pier: Tin Can Gin

For 2015′s last Concerts on the Pier, Glensheen welcomes Tin Can Gin.

Glensheen is excited to again offer this free concert series in the summer of 2015. Every Wednesday night in July, local musicians play in Duluth’s most unique location: right on a pier over Lake Superior. Only on the grounds of Glensheen can you sit on the shore of Lake Superior, see the Aerial Lift Bridge in the background while music plays over the lake.

Concerts start at 7:00 pm and play until 8:00 pm.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

Don’t miss Glensheen’s last Concert on the Pier for 2015! 

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughly 500 feet.

Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds.

Concerts on the Pier: Big Wave Dave and the Ripples

Glensheen is excited to again offer this free concert series in the summer of 2015. Every Wednesday night in July, local musicians play in Duluth’s most unique location: right on a pier over Lake Superior. Only on the grounds of Glensheen can you sit on the shore of Lake Superior, see the Aerial Lift Bridge in the background while music plays over the lake.

Concerts start at 7:00 pm and play until 8:00 pm.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

2015 Lineup
July 1st- Southwire
July 8th- Sarah Krueger
July 15th- Lay Low & Bender
July 22nd- Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
July 29th- Tin Can Gin

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughly 500 feet.
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds.

Concerts on the Pier: Lay Low & Bender

Glensheen is excited to again offer this free concert series in the summer of 2015. Every Wednesday night in July, local musicians play in Duluth’s most unique location: right on a pier over Lake Superior. Only on the grounds of Glensheen can you sit on the shore of Lake Superior, see the Aerial Lift Bridge in the background while music plays over the lake.

Concerts start at 7:00 pm and play until 8:00 pm.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

2015 Lineup
July 1st- Southwire
July 8th- Sarah Krueger
July 15th- Lay Low & Bender
July 22nd- Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
July 29th- Tin Can Gin

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughly 500 feet.
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds.

Concerts on the Pier: Sarah Krueger

Concerts on the Pier: Sarah Krueger

Glensheen is excited to again offer this free concert series in the summer of 2015. Every Wednesday night in July, local musicians play in Duluth’s most unique location: right on a pier over Lake Superior. Only on the grounds of Glensheen can you sit on the shore of Lake Superior, see the Aerial Lift Bridge in the background while music plays over the lake.

Concerts start at 7:00 pm and play until 8:00 pm.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

2015 Lineup
July 1st- Southwire
July 8th- Sarah Krueger
July 15th- Lay Low and Bender
July 22nd- Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
July 29th- Tin Can Gin

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughly 500 feet.
Sorry, but dogs are not allowed on the grounds.

Concerts on the Pier: Southwire

Concerts on the Pier: Southwire

Glensheen is excited to again offer this free concert series in the summer of 2015. Every Wednesday night in July, local musicians play in Duluth’s most unique location: right on a pier over Lake Superior. Only on the grounds of Glensheen can you sit on the shore of Lake Superior, see the Aerial Lift Bridge in the background while music plays over the lake.

Concerts start at 7:00 pm and play until 8:00 pm.

Beer and wine will be available for purchase. If you’d like to ensure a comfortable spot, it is suggested that guests bring their own chairs.

2015 Lineup
July 1st- Southwire
July 8th- Sarah Krueger
July 15th- Lay Low and Bender
July 22nd- Big Wave Dave and the Ripples
July 29th- Tin Can Gin

Please note: the distance from Glensheen’s parking lot to the Boathouse/Pier area is roughtly 450 feet.

Historic Glensheen 1905-1930 Book Release

Please join us in celebrating the release of Historic Glensheen 1905-1930: Photographs from the Congdon Estate’s First 25 Years.

Author Tony Dierckins will give a brief presentation followed by a book signing.

This event will be held in Glensheen’s Carriage House. Refreshments will be served. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. 

Five percent of the publisher’s sales of this book directly support Glensheen, the Historic Congdon Estate.

Chester Chat: Tourism

Come expand your mind about one of the major economies of Duluth, while drinking some great wine and local craft beer.
All while inside one of Minnesota’s most celebrated spaces.

If you’ve never been, or if you never miss one, drink up some civic engagement with Chester Chats. Three speakers present brief and lively presentations on one subject – Ted-talk style.

This chat’s speakers will give an update on the importance of Duluth’s Tourism economy.
Jesse Hinkmeyer – General Manager Edgewater Hotel & Waterpark
Tony Bronson – General Manager of Grandma’s Restaurants
Anna Tanski – President of Visit 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.
Beer and wine are available for purchase.