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Books-Cheese-Wine with Author Joe Kimball

Oct 12th - 5:30 PM

Secrets of the Congdon Mansion

Joe Kimball will talk about his book, Secrets of the Congdon Mansion, a behind-the-scenes look at Minnesota’s most infamous murder case: the Congdon murders. In 1977, heiress Elisabeth Congdon, 83 years old, was smothered in bed inside the 39-room Glensheen Mansion in Duluth. Her nurse was bludgeoned on the grand staircase. Kimball covered the case for the newspaper, and his best-selling book includes the startling aftermath of bigamy, arson, suicide, and more mysterious deaths. Glensheen Mansion has become a popular tour site on the shores of Lake Superior, but the guides won’t tell you much about the case. Kimball had a front-row seat to Minnesota’s most publicized and sensational murder case, covering it from start to finish as a reporter for the Star Tribune. We will offer wine, nonalcoholic beverages, cheese, and crackers to enjoy throughout the presentation.


Thursday, October 12
5:30–7 PM
on the Lyngblomsten campus, Community Room (lower level)

FEE: $6
Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.
Register: (651) 632-5330 or
Program #1012ea