Free at Glensheen this Wednesday: The Parks of Minnesota Point

Wednesday’s free Zenith City on Tap presentation at Glensheen features the parks of Minnesota Point, called “Duluth’s Summertime Resort” and a “pencilled eyebrow on the face of nature.” Minnesota Point was a popular spot for summertime fun long before Duluth became a city and contains two of the city’s oldest parks—but they were mostly ignored for their first 50…

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Tonight: FREE Duluth Parks talk at Glensheen

Tonight’s free Zenith City on Tap presentation at Glensheen features Duluth Park superintendents Henry “Gramp” Cleveland and F. Rodney Paine. Between 1913 and 1938 Cleveland and Paine oversaw the development and expansion of Duluth’s remarkable park system—including the completion of Skyline Parkway—and more parks were created and improved during the tenure of these two men than at any…

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Free at Glensheen this Wednesday: Duluth’s Superlative Park Superintendents

This week’s free Zenith City on Tap presentation Wednesday at Glensheen features Duluth Park superintendents Henry “Gramp” Cleveland and F. Rodney Paine. Between 1913 and 1938 Cleveland and Paine oversaw the development and expansion of Duluth’s remarkable park system—including the completion of Skyline Parkway—and more parks were created and improved during the tenure of these two men…

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‘Glensheen: The Official Guide’ a winner at the 2017 NEMBAs

Dennis O’Hara’s Glensheen: The Official Guide to Duluth’s Historic Congdon Estate, published by Zenith City Press, won the Northeast Minnesota Book Award in the Art and Photography category at last night’s 29th-annual award program. Congratulations to Dennis, whose photographs of Glensheen and the grounds that surround it are the focus of the book and the…

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Tonight: Free Zenith City on Tap at Glensheen

Tonight’s Zenith City on Tap at Glensheen features two heroes straight out of our newest book, Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years—landscape architects Anthony Morell and Arthur Nichols. The pair first came to Minnesota to execute the landscape plans for Glensheen; within three years they were the state’s premier landscape architects. In Duluth they designed…

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Parks book showcased at this week’s Zenith City on Tap

This Wednesday, May 17, Zenith City on Tap at Glensheen features two heroes straight out of our newest book, Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years—landscape architects Anthony Morell and Arthur Nichols. The pair first came to Minnesota to execute the landscape plans for Glensheen; within three years they were the state’s premier landscape architects.…

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Duluth Preservation Alliance Awards tomorrow night at Glensheen

Our friends at the Duluth Preservation Alliance invite you to join them for the 36th Annual Duluth Preservation Alliance Awards Ceremony showcasing homes and commercial buildings that exemplify our historical heritage through restoration and celebrating historic properties that are 100 years old or more. This year’s ceremony will be held in the Recreation Room at Glensheen.…

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“Duluth’s Historic Parks” book signing today at Bookstore @ Fitgers

Just in time for Mother’s Day, authors Nancy S. Nelson and Tony Dierckins will be signing of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years at the Bookstore@! Fitger’s today—Saturday, May 12—from noon to 2 p.m. If you’d prefer to have us ship you a copy of our book, you can preview and purchase the book here. And if…

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Thanks for a great night—book signing Saturday!

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the Zoo last night for the release of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years, including Mayor Emily Larson who read a proclamation for the first annual “Duluth Parks Day”—and more thanks to parks volunteer coordinator Cheryl Skafte for organizing Duluth’s Parks Day! Last night’s outpouring of support showed…

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“Duluth’s Historic Parks” releases tonight at the Lake Superior Zoo!

Tonight, Thursday, May 11, Zenith City Press will release Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years at the Lake Superior Zoo Pavilion. Authors Nancy S. Nelson and Tony Dierckins will present on the book and Mayor Emily Larson will read a proclamation on the first annual “Duluth Parks Day.” He have just 40 hardcover copies…

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