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Chester Chat – Organized Labor

Join us on Tuesday, November 25th at 7:00 PM for Glensheen’s next Chester Chat!

Normally held on the last Thursday of every month, this event has been moved to Tuesday to allow for the Thanksgiving holiday.

If you’ve never been, or if you never miss one, drink up some civic engagement with Chester Chats! Three speakers present brief and lively presentations on one subject – Ted-talk style.

Tuesday, 11/25/14
Doors open at 6:45
Happy half hour from 7:00 – 7:30
Speakers begin at 7:30

Zenith City on Tap – Duluth’s Underground

This Thursday’s topic, Duluth’s Underground, will take a look beneath the streets of the Zenith City, examining creek tunnels, former rail tunnels, an abandoned silver mine near Point of Rocks, and even a couple of tunnels that were never built, including one intended to run underneath Duluth’s ship canal.

Presentations, held in Glensheen’s recreation room, will be made by Dan Turner and Tony Dierckins.

Doors open at 6:45
Happy half hour from 7:00 – 7:30
Presentation begins at 7:30

History & Décor Event

Glensheen is proud to announce a new series focusing on the history and decor of a truly historic estate!

Did you know, that one of the companies who contributed decor to Glensheen would eventually be the forerunner to the University of Minnesota’s Art Education department? Did you know that the company was managed, founded and primarily staffed by women, making it important to the women’s movement not only in Minnesota, but in the country. This company is the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild.

SusanLeafSusan Leaf, a celebrated historian from the Twin Cities, will be coming to Glensheen to give a presentation on the celebrated history of the Minneapolis Handicraft Guild. After the presentation, Glensheen tour guides will lead tours throughout the home showcasing the different work that the Handicraft has throughout out the home.

This event is made possible by a grant from the UMD School of Fine Arts John and Mary Gonska Cultural Fund.

Chester Chats

Glensheen continues its new civic engagement series with a lively Chester Chat in a gorgeous setting!

Next Topic: Elections

Glensheen Mansion, along with the Duluth News Tribune, hosts another stimulating Chester Chat evening. Set in one of the most beautiful homes in the Northland, the series is a lively Ted Talk-styled event meant to be fast-paced and foster critical thinking.

September 25, 2014
7:00 p.m. half-happy hour
7:30 speakers begin

Zenith City on Tap

Topic: Duluth’s Early Murders

Speakers at this Zenith City on Tap will be Tony Dierkins and Heidi Bakk Hansen. Two great local historians who will discuss the history of Duluth’s early murders. You are almost guaranteed to hear some fun and interesting history.

Plus… there will be great local beer such as Bent Paddle and Lake Superior Brewing.

Should be another fun night.

Location: Glensheen’s Recreation Room

Community Day 2014

 It’s our annual Community Day with free standard tours!

First come, first serve!

A lively Chester Chat in a gorgeous setting

Next Topic: Sustainability

 

Glensheen Mansion, along with the Duluth News Tribune, hosts another stimulating Chester Chat evening. Set in one of the most beautiful homes in the Northland, the series is a lively Ted Talk-styled event meant to be fast-paced and foster critical thinking.

The next Chester Chat, held Thursday, May 29 will explore the topic of Sustainability.

Speakers are:

 Bob Olen 

St. Louis County Extension Educator and host of  WDSE’s Great Gardening, Bob Olen is also the recipient of the American Horticultural Society’s (AHS) National Teaching Award and beloved Glensheen volunteer.

Dr. Randel Hanson

Randel Hanson holds a faculty appointment in environment and sustainability at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he teaches courses in food systems, organic agriculture, urban ecology and ecological history. He also runs “The Farm” at UMD.

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Speaking to the Congdon’s sustainable estate:

Interim Director Daniel Hartman

Doors open to historic Glensheen’s Winter Garden at 7:00 p.m. for a happy half-hour with the guest speakers.

Beer and wine are available for purchase, while the forum is free and open to the public.

Speakers start promptly at 7:30 p.m., each talking for approximately 10 minutes.

KUMD will be rebroadcasting the talk as a regular monthly feature.

Glensheen is a unit of the School of Fine Arts within the University of Minnesota Duluth.