Can you name 5 women in Duluth history?

by Curated by Jane Pederson Jandl, information sourced from Zenith City Online

In honor of Women’s History Month, we are featuring five women who have made an impact on Duluth’s history. This is by no means an exhaustive list, five names are a heck of a lot easier to remember than the countless who have made history. Read the story.


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

Things To Do In Duluth

Glensheen is located in an awesome city surrounded by amazing local businesses of all sizes. Our goal is to highlight experiences throughout the city in the hopes of making your trip to Duluth one to remember. READ OUR DULUTH BLOGS HERE!


Meet Glensheen’s interns and follow their experiences! READ ALL INTERN 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

The 'Sheener

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

The Catch All

This is the category of blogs for those that may have been cast to the land of misfit toys.


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.

Dustin Heckman

Glensheen Director

Mike Mayou

Marketing Manager

Milissa Brooks-Ojibway

Collection Manager


Emily Ford

Head Gardener

Gardener. Student. Adventure Seeker. Always chasing the thrill of the knowledge and mystery behind the historic Congdon gardens. READ ALL OF EMILY’S BLOGS