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Whiskey Wednesdays

Whiskey Wednesdays is a collaborative event in partnership with Grandma’s Restaurants meant for everyone from the first-time whiskey drinker or the seasoned scotch fan.

Chester Congdon served from 1881 until 1886 as assistant United States attorney for the district of Minnesota, as a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives in 1909 and 1911. This was during the height of prohibition and Chester voted against prohibition, more than once. In honor of his support of booze, we have created Whiskey Wednesdays.

One of the most common drinks of the time – was Whiskey. Whiskey though was not commonly thought of as the sophisticated drink of the wealthy. In addition there are persistent rumors that Clara Congdon was against booze. So in keeping with that history… we serve Whiskey Wednesdays in our newly reopened garage.

So sip on a whiskey while in a historically impactful environment with close friends and family.


The event is free and open to the public with a cash bar. Whiskey Wednesdays are every Wednesday in the month of October from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Whiskey Wednesdays will take place in the newly opened Garage with seating outside by Lake Superior. We encourage you to explore the estate with a drink in hand.

Chef in the Garden

Chef in the Garden is back for September’s Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.
Chef in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. Black Woods expert chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.
 
They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you. A Glensheen Grounds crew member will be present to answer questions specifically about Glensheen’s Gardens.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Small samples will be served.

Sunday Funday – Making Good Neighbor Day Appreciation Gift Baskets

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

It’s Good Neighbor Day on September 28th! For the Sunday Funday on September 23th, we will be making personalized gift baskets to give to our favorite neighbor.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:10 PM or 2:10 PM

Please CLICK HERE to register.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Chef in the Garden

Chef in the Garden is back for September’s Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.
Chef in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. Black Woods expert chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.
 
They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you. A Glensheen Grounds crew member will be present to answer questions specifically about Glensheen’s Gardens.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Small samples will be served.

Sunday Funday – Citizenship Day/Constitution Day Kahoot

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

It’s Citizenship Day and Constitution Day this week! For the Sunday Funday on September 16th, families will compete with each other on their knowledge about the constitution and be able to experience taking the citizenship exam. Come learn more with us about the Constitution.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:10 PM or 2:00 PM

Please CLICK HERE to register.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Chef in the Garden

Chef in the Garden is back for September’s Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.
Chef in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. Black Woods expert chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.
 
They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you. A Glensheen Grounds crew member will be present to answer questions specifically about Glensheen’s Gardens.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Small samples will be served.

Sunday Funday – Grandparents Day Appreciation Cards

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

It’s Grandparents Day on September 9th! For the Sunday Funday on September 9th, we will be making personalized gift cards for our elders and grandparents to let them know how much we appreciate them.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.
Please come at time slots of 1:00 PM or 2:00 PM

Please CLICK HERE to register.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Chef in the Garden

Chef in the Garden is back for September’s Wednesday night event series. Glensheen is known for the incredibly, impressive mansion. However, the 12-acre estate is equally cool for reasons like our Vegetable Garden. Which cranks out over 2,000 pounds of produce every year. It gets better, all of the produce is donated to a local food shelf, Second Harvest Food Bank.
Chef in the Garden takes advantage of this tasty gift right in our back yard. Black Woods expert chef will showcase different recipes each week using vegetables from the Glensheen’s Vegetable Garden.
 
They will literally pull carrots from the ground and pluck corn from its stalk to cook samples right in front of you. A Glensheen Grounds crew member will be present to answer questions specifically about Glensheen’s Gardens.
 
The event is free and open to the public. Small samples will be served.

Sunday Funday – Labor Day Servants Tour

Glensheen is continuing the new programming series for kids called Sunday Funday. The new programming offers parents and their young children the chance to learn and be engaged with art, history, and fun.

For the Sunday Funday on September 2nd, We will be exploring the lives of the servants at Glensheen in celebration of Labor Day.


No ticket is required for this free event; however, an RSVP is required.

Please CLICK HERE to register.

The painting will take place in Glensheen’s Vegetable Gardens.


Adults must be accompanied by a child.  The event is limited to the first 20 participants.

Wine Wednesdays at Glensheen

For the first time ever, Glensheen is introducing Wine Wednesdays!

Drink wines from a different region around the world each week while learning a thing or two about wine culture and the wine-making process all while on Glensheen’s beautiful lakeside estate.

Drink and learn about wine, take a tour of the mansion, explore the grounds and wander the gardens with wine in hand.

Adult snack packs with cheese, grapes and crackers will be available for purchase. Don’t forget that you can have food delivered to picnic tables in the Lake Superior Beach Club space!

We’ve partnered with local wine experts, Bellisio’s Italian Restaurant & Wine Bar to share with us wines from around the world. Each week, there will be a selection of 4 wines from that region. (Example: Italy, France, New Zealand, etc.)


Event admission is free to the public. Wine will be sold at cash bars.