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.

A Village in the Sixties (Virtual Presentation)

August 5th, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
What happens to a family when it loses its farm? What happens to a village when it loses its school? Kevin Fenton's presentation, based on his memoir Leaving Rollingstone, explores not just his story but the fate of his family, their farm, and a remarkable village just forty miles west of Rochester.