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 Summer Events — Glensheen

There's lots to do at Glensheen this summer! See a show, enjoy Northland crafts, or just tour the estate.
Glensheen Follies: Through September 5
Festival of Fine Art and Craft: Saturday, August 27

Glensheen Follies — Through September 5

The Glensheen Follies
The curtain rises to a stage set at the turn of the last century. The backdrop is Glensheen, and the show includes music, dance and comedy. The Glensheen Follies, presented as part of Glensheen’s Centennial Celebration and produced by Allen Fields, director of the Minnesota Ballet, opened on July 2 and runs through September 5, 2005.

Eight shows will be offered each week at the following times:
Fridays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Saturdays: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.
Sundays: 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The matinees are free with paid tour admission. Contact Glensheen at 726-8910 for additional information

Festival of Fine Art and Craft: Saturday, August 27
9 a.m. -5 p.m.
Enjoy concessions, music and the talented creations of our region's finest artists. Refreshments and music, free parking, free grounds admission, and a free shuttle bus. The Glensheen Follies presented at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Call (218) 726-8910 for more information

Glensheen's Centennial Celebration

Construction on Glensheen began in 1905 and 100 years later, Glensheen celebrated with an Ice Cream Social on July 2, 2005. Below: Congdon family members, Glensheen Director Wade Lawrence, Duluth Mayor Bergson and Glensheen advisory board members reenact the groundbreaking.

A special celebration, with a benefit performance, refreshments, and a starlight tour of the home was held from 6 - 8 p.m. Funds raised went to benefit Glensheen’s programs and restoration work.


Tour the historic Congdon mansion, Duluth's premier estate with over 7 acres directly on the shore of Lake Superior.  Glensheen features a 39-room Jacobean-style mansion complete with custom designed original furnishings.  The beautiful manicured grounds include formal gardens, carriage house with carriage collection, gardener's cottage, clay tennis court and more.  Completed in 1908, Glensheen is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  Tours of the first floor last approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes. Summer season (May 1 through October 31) open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Admission charged.  3300 London Road, Duluth, MN 55804 (888)454-GLEN

Posted June 20, 2005.

Cheryl Reitan, Publications Director,
NEW RELEASES, UMD media contact, Susan Latto,, 218-726-8830


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