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Pumpkin Carvers Needed

The 750 stars of Glensheen’s Jack O’ Lantern Spooktacular need carvers to help them get ready for their big event.

Carvers Needed: October 20 through October 24 at Glensheen, 3300 London Road.

Groups, families, or individuals are welcome to carve pumpkins for the Spooktacular, which takes place October 25 through October 28.

Carvers will receive a free ticket to the Thursday, October 25 event.

Interested? Please email [email protected] for more information.

Wanted: Brom Bones

Glensheen Living Literature is preparing to present “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the end of October and is looking to fill the role of the deliciously villainous Brom Bones.

Artists (incredibly talented-artists) Gathering at Glensheen

The world’s most talented artists (in our slightly-biased opinion) will be at Glensheen this weekend for the 17th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Craft.

Here’s what you need to know:
  • The Festival is two days, Saturday, Aug. 13 and Sunday, Aug. 14, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (both days)
  • The Festival is free
  • We recommend taking the free shuttle from UMD’s maroon lot B. It will run continuously from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Also at Glensheen: activities for the  kids, fantastic food vendors, regular-priced house tours, and 7.7 acres of stunning Lake Superior shoreline

Questions? Feel free to call or email us — 726-8910 or info @ glensheen.org.

Tonight at Glensheen:

Tonight at Glensheen:

Guided grounds tours, croquet, and Concerts by the Lake


Join us!


Complimentary Community Day * Free tours at Glensheen

Glensheen, 1979

Glensheen will be offering free standard house tours on Friday, May 27 in celebration of the 32nd anniversary of opening to the public. The complimentary community day begins at 9:30 a.m. and the last tour starts at 4 p.m. Tickets can be picked up in the ticket house, located at the base of Glensheen’s parking lot, beginning at 9 a.m.

The standard house tours will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. (Hint: arrive early – a limited number of tickets are available.)

“Strike a Pose; There’s Nothing to it.”

Vintage Vogue: A Century of Chic
Saturday, April 9, 5 p.m.
Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate
Tickets | More information

A benefit for Glensheen and the Douglas County Historical Society

Fasten your fashionable seat belt; this runway will transport you from the 1900s to the 1970s, one fabulous outfit at a time. A station tour of Glensheen, refreshments, and a silent auction (checks and cash only, please) add to the fun. And it’s a fundraiser of historic proportions: money raised will be used for the Douglas County Historical Society and Glensheen.

Nuts & Bolts; Silver & Gold: In-depth tour of Glensheen offered

Not your standard house tour: get ready to explore the complexities of Glensheen, the historic Congdon estate. From the innovative to the luxurious, this is a rare opportunity to take a closer look at this national treasure on the shores of Lake Superior.

Glensheen Living Literature Presents: The Fall of the House of Usher

A classic tale staged in the living room of a historic, national treasure; Glensheen’s presentation of Edgar Allan Poe’s masterpiece The Fall of the House of Usher promises to electrify audiences in a setting unlike any other.

The Fall of the House of Usher takes center stage Thursday, Oct. 21 through Saturday, Oct. 23 at 7 p.m. The event includes a flashlight tour of the mansion, refreshments, and guided discussion after the show.

More information and tickets available at glensheen.org or by calling 726-8910.

Glensheen Festival of Fine Art and Craft

Glensheen’s Festival of Fine Art and Craft is this weekend, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This juried show offers fantastic art, free admission, and a free shuttle bus from UMD. Questions? Give us a call (726-8910) or shoot us an email, [email protected]

Call for Artists

Paul Webster

We are looking for a few more artists interested in participating in Glensheen’s 16th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Craft on August 15 and 16. An abundance of jewelers have already applied for the show, so non-jewelers are especially appreciated. Details and an application are available on Glensheen’s website — glensheen.org — or feel free to call 726-8921.

5.28.10: FREE Tours at Glensheen

Complimentary Community Day (that means free standard house tours!) at Glensheen on Friday, May 28 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Here’s a tip: tour tickets are limited so we suggest getting yours early. The ticket house opens at 9 a.m.

This is a great opportunity to experience part of Duluth’s opulent past. We hope you can make it!

Call for Entries: Glensheen Festival of Fine Art and Craft

Artistic? We’re sending out applications for Glensheen’s 16th Annual Festival of Fine Art and Craft. Drop us an e-mail if you’d like one – [email protected] (No kits or molds, please. We like original material.)

Art aficionado? Save the dates: August 14 and August 15, 2010. (Two days this year!)


Young @ Art

Celebrate the arts at UMD’s School of Fine Arts “Young @ ART” benefit celebration Jan. 29, 2010 at the Historic Greysolon Plaza Ballroom. 5:30 p.m.

Featuring silent auctions and a live auction, in addition to several performances and demonstrations by the units of the UMD School of Fine Arts: Art & Design, Music, Theatre, Fine Arts Academy, Tweed Museum of Art, Glensheen Historic Estate.

Auction proceeds will benefit SFA general scholarship fund and specific programs.

Tickets are $50 and are available at www.d.umn.edu/sfa or by calling 726-8561.


*Learn the significance of $1.87 at:

Glensheen Holiday Living Literature

“The Gift of the Magi”

Friday, and Saturday, December 18 and 19, 2009 at 7 p.m.

Details: Glensheen’s famous Christmas decorations are unveiled in December … the perfect background for seasonal living literature. O’Henry’s classic, “The Gift of the Magi” takes center stage and is sure to warm your heart. Event includes tour and refreshments.

Price: $32, $27 for Friends of Glensheen

Glensheen Living Literature Presents: The Monkey’s Paw

Gather ’round for a spooky reading of “The Monkey’s Paw” at Glensheen on October 22, October 23, and October 24 at 7 p.m. A special flashlight tour of the mansion is included, and the evening concludes with refreshments and a guided discussion  of W.W. Jacob’s 1902 tale. $25 – $33. Reservations online or by calling 726-8910.