The NorShor: “The Northwest’s most spectacular theater”

As those working on the $30 million renovation of Duluth’s NorShor Theatre race to finish the project in time for the scheduled opening on February 1, we thought it was about time we shared our history of the NorShor. To illustrate the piece, we were fortunate enough to have access to Jim Heffernan’s collection of historic photos…

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Author Signings at Zenith Bookstore this Saturday

This Saturday, December 2, Nancy S. Nelson and Tony Dierckins—authors of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years—will be signing books at Zenith Bookstore, 318 N Central Avenue, from noon to 1 p.m. Dierckins will also be signing copies of his books Lost Duluth, Crossing the Canal, Glensheen: The Official Guide, Historic Glensheen, or Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic…

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Small Business Saturday: Author Presentation & Book Signings

This Saturday, November 25, Nancy S. Nelson and Tony Dierckins—authors of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years—will be signing books at events celebrating Small Business Saturday, which encourages shoppers to buy from local small business. Nancy S. Nelson will be giving a FREE presentation on Duluth’s parks at 1 p.m. the Duluth Folk School, 1917 West…

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FREE BOOKS at Fest o’ Trees!

Zenith City Press will be setting up shop at this weekend’s Festival of Trees and we’ll be giving away FREE copies of Zenith: A Postcard Perspective of Historic Duluth. The book retails for $20, but it’s yours FREE for purchasing any two ZCP books (preview it here). And all our titles will be discounted 20%…

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Historic photos of Minnesota’s Canoe Country featured at UMD Brown Bag

Author Martha Greene Phillips will present on her book Border Country: The Northwoods Canoe Journals of Howard Greene, 1906-1916 at a brown-bag lunch Tuesday, November 14, from 12-1 pm in the UMD Library Rotunda. Publisher University of Minnesota Press calls the book “a unique archival account of the early twentieth-century northwoods, with friends and family, canoes, a ready wit, and a Graflex camera.” Border Country…

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ZCP author recognized with Duluth Depot Foundation Award

Nancy S. Nelson, author of Duluth’s Historic Parks: Their First 160 Years, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Duluth Depot Foundation’s 2017 Historic Interpretation & Preservation Award. The award is part of the foundation’s annual Arts & Culture Awards, created to recognize outstanding accomplishments in the areas of initiative, community enrichment, and lifetime…

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Tour Duluth’s “Dark History” with the Duluth Experience

Our friends at The Duluth Experience have announced the return of their “Dark History” bus tour. This tour, developed in part with the help of Zenith City Press, explores some of the more notorious events in Duluth’s history and even includes a few ghost stories and an Ojibwe legend. The Experience’s Nick Shultz leads the tour, which…

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