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Chester Chats – Tech of Yesterday and Today

April 12, 2017 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm


This week’s Chester Chat is dedicated to technology. In 1908, when Glensheen was built, the Congdons ensured their buildings and grounds utilized the most cutting-edge tech available. Learn about some of our history’s marvels, such as the central vacuum and humidification systems.

Today, as a museum, Glensheen still strives to incorporate the best the technology world has to offer. Learn about Virtual and Augmented Realities (AR/VR) as this emerging space becomes more mainstream. Find out how the Glensheen staff intends to utilize the features in order to provide better tour experiences to our visitors. Maybe you’ll even get to try it out for yourself!

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.


April 12, 2017
6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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