Program Events: History from Around the Bend



The Mayo Clinic Wax Models and Medical Museum (virtual presentation)

March 18th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
THIS EVENT HAS ENDED - The Mayo Clinic is home to a large—and now largely unknown—collection of medical wax models, but if you visited the Mayo Medical Museum on a school field trip as a child, you will remember seeing these fascinating artifacts! Created by in-house artists from c.1924 to 1983, they were used by Mayo physicians to illustrate medical conditions and surgical procedures at medical meetings around the country. This presentation will feature the history of the models and how they influenced the development of the Mayo Medical Museum in the mid- to late Twentieth Century. Tickets available until 5pm March 18, 2021.

National Geographic on Assignment: Civil War Battlefield Preservation (virtual)

December 16th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford will be showing images from a story called, "The Battle to Save the Battlefields" published in 2005 in National Geographic. Timeless images of significant battlefields and the stories behind them. Come with Michael as he takes you with him on assignment to capture the essence of a place. This should be of interest for both history and photography enthusiasts.

National Geographic on Assignment: Civil War Battlefield Preservation (In Person)

December 16th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
National Geographic Photographer Michael Melford will be showing images from a story called, "The Battle to Save the Battlefields" published in 2005 in National Geographic. Timeless images of significant battlefields and the stories behind them. Come with Michael as he takes you with him on assignment to capture the essence of a place. This should be of interest for both history and photography enthusiasts.