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Zenith City on Tap – Early 1900s Liquor Myths

September 21, 2015 @ 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm

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On Thursday, September 24th, Glensheen and Zenith City Online present “Early 1900s Liquor Myths”. Featuring Glensheen’s director, Dan Hartman and Zenith City Online publisher, Tony Dierckins. The event is a modification on the popular “TED Talk” style presentation; each speaker tackles the topic in just fifteen minutes. For years at Glensheen, tour guides have talked about how strict the family was. How there was no alcohol at Glensheen because of their religion. How Clara was part of the local movement to end booze. How they were such strict Methodist that there wasn’t a ballroom because dancing wasn’t allowed in the religion. Well, after some research at the Legislative library and in the local newspaper record, the actual story may be different and more interesting. Come learn what we have learned.

Tony Dierkins will cover Lakeside Liquour – The myths and the truth.

Dan Hartman will speak about Chester & Clara Congdon and whether or not Glensheen was really dry in 1912?
Doors open at 6:45, “happy half hour” from 7:00 – 7:30 with wine and local beer available for purchase. The first speaker begins at 7:30. The event is free and open to the public. Guests may enter through the front door of the mansion. The event will take place in the Amusement Room.


September 21, 2015
6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
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Glensheen Mansion
3300 London Road
Duluth, 55804 United States
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