From Greenhouse to Table
by Krysta Mielke
Most of us weren’t around in 1915, but we can imagine it being pretty hard to get a banana in the middle of winter in Duluth, MN. For the Congdon’s this task became a lot easier once they moved into Glensheen. Up until 1970 the Glensheen estate housed a 3000sq ft Greenhouse, this Greenhouse had four separate rooms and grew 6000+ seedlings per year. The Palm house even included a banana tree! Click here to learn more!
Read all about Glensheen’s new tours, newly opened spaces, and tour enhancements. READ TOUR BLOGS
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! READ EVENT BLOGS
Brimming with stories from the past, Glensheen has no shortage of fun tales surrounding the Congdons, their adventures, and Minnesota’s history. READ HISTORY BLOGS
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! READ COLLECTIONS & PRESERVATION BLOGS
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. READ RESTORATION BLOGS
Stay up to date with Glensheen’s latest and greatest by reading the monthly ‘Sheener. Learn about new tours, upcoming events, contests and more! READ THE ‘SHEENER
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. READ GARDEN BLOGS
Meet Glensheen’s interns and follow their experiences! READ ALL INTERN BLOGS
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. Don’t forget to follow us on YouTube!
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. READ ALL OF DAN’S BLOGS
Old mansions and giant lakes are my jam. As the author of the ‘Sheener, I share updates on the latest crazy train Glensheen happenings. READ ALL OF JANE’S BLOGS
Blogger Lucie Amundsen
Lucie Amundsen is Glensheen’s staff writer when she is wrangling chickens. READ ALL OF LUCIE’S BLOGS
Blogger Emily Ford
Gardener. Student. Adventure Seeker. Always chasing the thrill of the knowledge and mystery behind the historic Congdon gardens. READ ALL OF EMILY’S BLOGS
Student Marketing Assistant
My name is Jaron, and I’m the student marketing assistant at Glensheen! From brochures and poster delivery to blogs and bees, my job takes me all over the Sheen but the apiary is where my heart is. Nerd out with me about the bees in What’s Buzzin’ in the Bee Space. READ ALL OF JARON’S BLOGS