Read all about Glensheen’s new tours, newly opened spaces, and tour enhancements.
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Glensheen is always thinking of new ways to improve the visitor experience. Learn about our free Wednesday Evening Series (there’s a new one each month!), the annual Gala, and more!
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Brimming with stories from the past, Glensheen has no shortage of fun tales surrounding the Congdons, their adventures, and Minnesota’s history.
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Collections & Preservation
A collection as special as Glensheen’s deserves the utmost care. Read how our staff facilitates restoration, cares for historic pieces, and discover new items as we do!
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After more than 100 years, Glensheen has seen a fair amount of wear. Journey with the Glensheen team as we work to preserve and restore areas to keep the estate alive for years to come.
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Stay up to date with Glensheen’s latest and greatest by reading the monthly ‘Sheener. Learn about new tours, upcoming events, contests and more!
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Glensheen sits on 12 historic acres. The original gardens and landscape used trees from around Minnesota and the United States. Learn more about how Glesheen’s garden staff revitalizes and cares for such historic plans.
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Sometimes, you just want to be part of the action. Follow Glensheen’s vlogs (video blogs) as we bring you on tours, explore the gardens, fly over the estate, and explore new spaces. Often live, you’ll witness the successes and comical struggles of Glensheen’s team as we traverse the 12-acre, lakeside estate. Click here to start your viewing journey.
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Meet your bloggers
From student workers to volunteers and even our very own director, follow your favorite Glensheen bloggers through the seasons, events, and changes happening at Glensheen.
Love the outdoors, good museums, good movies and oh yeah…good public policy.
My name is Jane, I’ve been marketing the mansion for a handful of years now. I like to say that ‘old mansions and giant lakes are my jam’ because it’s hard to beat a 39-room mansion on the shore of Lake Superior. Marketing at Glensheen means that I help drive the out-of-the-box and overly energetic ideas to create experiences that people look forward to – this drive is also called the ‘crazy train’ as we affectionately call it. You can often find Dan and I testing out these ideas on our videos. What helps drive my viewpoint at Glensheen is that if staff can’t have fun experiencing Glensheen then how do we expect our guests to have a good time? As the author fo the ‘Sheener, I share updates on the latest crazy train happenings.
Blogger Lucie Amundsen
Lucie Amundsen is Glensheen’s staff writer when she is wrangling chickens.
Blogger Emily Ford
Gardener. Student. Adventure Seeker. Always chasing the thrill of the knowledge and mystery behind the historic Congdon gardens.
Student Marketing Assistant
My name is Jaron, and I’ve been the Student Marketing Assistant at Glensheen for over a year now. More often than not, I am called the Glensheen Utility Knife. Because when someone needs an extra pair of hands they send me. My view here at Glensheen is unique as I work with events, tour guides, and office staff on a frequent basis. I also double as one of our butlers and can often be spotted delivering brochures and posters around the twin ports. I’m a student, double majoring in Linguistics and Computer Science. It is a part time passion to incorporate both into my daily life at Glensheen. Today, my role as the Utility Knife got me involved in some part time bee keeping…