Blast To The Past: Journey Through Glensheen Mansion In Drone Video [Watch]
The Glensheen Mansion in Duluth, built between 1905 and 1908, opened as a historical museum in 1979.
According to the Glensheen Mansion Website, Chester and Clara Congdon, owners of the estate, were known for opening up the iron mining in the region and for setting aside land for public use. In their time, they were quite wealthy!
I toured the property back in 2017, and it was spectacular! Beautiful inside and out (the views of Lake Superior, especially).
If you haven't, or even if you have, visited the estate, this one-shot drone video will take you back in time and transport you to the Mansion.
The project's drone pilot was Jay Christensen. He is no stranger to drone cinematography. Previously he created a one-shot drone video of Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis and Mann Cinema in Plymouth.
The video gives me 'eerie' vibes, which fit perfectly with the house's history as a murder occurred in the home on June 27, 1977. Heiress Elizabeth Congdon and her night nurse were killed.
During Glensheen tours, the topic is usually avoided. As Glensheen Director Dan Hartman explains:
"We spend a lot of time trying to make sure that the focus of Glensheen is not the murder. We don't really hide from it, but it's definitely not our number one marketing message to get out there."
The video has an abundance of periodical details and produces a historical, sinister mood; Perfectly executed, in my opinion.
The actors of the video are a part of the University of Minnesota, Duluth Theatre Program.
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