Update: Glensheen Mansion Ends Facebook Live Virtual Tours
Update: Tuesday, March 24 10:22am
According to an email received from Glensheen Marketing Manager Jane Pederson, Glensheen Director Dan Hartman is "no longer allowed to be on the estate" and the Facebook Live videos "will not be able to continue." No reason was given as to why Hartman is no longer allowed on the estate, though a post to the Glensheen Mansion Facebook page reads, "We are sad to say, but today was our last facebook live till the COVID-19 situation comes under control."
A 360º tour is still available at the Glensheen website.
In the midst of COVID-19, Minnesota businesses are getting creative in how they adjust and adapt.
Duluth's Glensheen Mansion is the latest to take a new approach to their business model, last week offering a virtual tour of the historic home on Facebook Live. Friday morning, Dan Hartman -- Director of Glensheen -- took viewers on an exclusive tour, revealing a special package that had been discovered six years before. That package was the original blueprints and drawings of the Panama Canal! Yes, Panama Canal!
Following the success of that Friday's behind-the-scenes video (which has since been viewed 14k times in 3 days), the mansion has started doing regular virtual tours daily Monday through Friday at 8:00am.
Monday's tour was of a space rarely seen by visitors -- the male servants quarters of the Carriage House which have been turned into staff offices.