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Celebrate 75th anniversary of Enger Tower

Duluth's Enger Tower. Photo by Bob King

Join the city of Duluth to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Enger Tower and Park for a free, public event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m on Sunday, June 15 at Enger Park at Skyline Parkway off Hank Jensen Drive.

The celebration includes children’s activities from Duluth Art Institute, Duluth Children’s Museum and Sons of Norway Duluth; an official program by Mayor Ness at 1 p.m.; and Evolve Duluth Yoga in the Park at 3 p.m.

The original dedication of Enger Tower was held on June 15, 1939 by Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Martha of Norway and in honor of Bert Enger, a native of Norway who lived in Duluth and became a successful furniture dealer. At the time of his death, Mr. Enger donated two-thirds of his estate, including the land of Enger Park and Enger golf course to the City of Duluth, along with a $50,000 contribution for Enger Tower to be built in his honor. This year marks his 150th birthday.

Tour talks of Enger Tower, the Rotary Peace Pavilion, Julia Newell Marshall Gazebo and the Japanese Peace Garden will take place at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. Tour talks will be facilitated by representatives from Rotary Club 25, Duluth Sister Cities International, Son’s of Norway Duluth and Collaborative Design Group.

Anniversary Celebration Schedule

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday, June 15

10 a.m. – Event Start

11 a.m. – Children’s Activities

1 p.m. – Official program by Mayor Ness

2 p.m. – Tour talk

3 p.m. – Tour talk

3 p.m. – Evolve Duluth Yoga in the Park

4 p.m. – Tour talk