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Zenith City on Tap: Duluth’s Park System, 1889–2019

Wed, Feb 13, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm | Free | Glensheen Mansion & Museum

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Every Wednesday in February, Glensheen presents Zenith City on Tap, a series of talks on the history of Duluth by author and historian Tony Dierckins, publisher of Duluth’s Zenith City Press. This edition is titled “For the People, By the People: Duluth’s Park System, 1889–2019.”

Pioneers of the Zenith City first began platting small parks — or “public squares” — as early as 1856, but it wasn’t until the city’s first Board of Park Commissioners formed in 1889 that Duluth laid out a plan to develop the remarkable parks system it enjoys today. This presentation explores how the development of Duluth’s unparalleled park system — including over 170 park properties and roadways encompassing approximately 12,000 acres or 25 percent of the city — was driven by the combined efforts of pioneers, politicians and a generous and energetic public.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation starts at 7 p.m. Local beer and wine will be available for purchase.

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Date:
Wed, Feb 13
Time:
6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Glensheen Mansion & Museum
3300 London Road
Duluth, MN 55804 United States
Phone:
218-726-8910
Website:
http://glensheen.org

Organizer

Glensheen
Phone:
218-726-8910
Email:
info@glensheen.org
Website:
http://glensheen.org