Upcoming Events

Women of Mayo: Living the Tribute

Sat, Mar. 25 2017 / 04:30 PM to 08:30 PM / Cost: $100.00

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Join us for a delightful evening of education and entertainment at the newly renovated Mayowood mansion. Throughout the evening you will meet many of the brilliant and dedicated women from the earliest years of the Mayo Clinic.

Begin your experience by relaxing over an elegant catered dinner, provided by Canadian Honker of Rochester. Enjoy dessert as you become an important character from Mayo’s formative years with a table of historic friends in a guided conversation. After eating, you will have the opportunity to tour the rest of the mansion at your leisure and meet several historic figures featured in the book Women of Mayo Clinic: The Founding Generation by Virginia M. Wright-Peterson.

Please consider joining us for this exclusive event celebrating the crucial early contributions women made to the creation of the Mayo Clinic while raising funds for textile collection care and the preservation of the Mayowood collection.

Tickets go on sale January 15, 2017 – Reservations required.

Seating times: 4:30, 5:30, 6:30pm

Cost: minimum donation of $100 per person

Attire: Business, Cocktail

Contact Aleta Maccini with questions or to make a reservation.
events@olmstedhistory.com OR 507-282-9447


Princess Cafe

Wed, Apr. 12 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Dale Blanshan
“The Great War: America Enters WWI”
Dale Blanshan is a traveling musician and historian who fancies himself a humble and older gentleman. You may see him at the Rochester Civil War Roundtable or portraying President Lincoln at the History Center’s Living History Fair weekend.

Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!


The Alan Calvano Lecture Series

Sun, Apr. 16 2017 / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM / Cost: FREE!

Andrew Williams and Dave Beck present, “Video Game History and Backstory.”

Whether you grew up playing Pac-Man or World of Warcraft, you’ll dig this look at video game design’s backstory and the use of history in video game narratives.


Princess Cafe

Wed, May. 10 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

June Anderson
“National Medal of Honor Recipients From Minnesota”

Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!


Princess Cafe

Wed, Jun. 14 2017 / 09:00 AM to 10:00 AM / Cost: $2.00

Bryce Pronk
“The History of the Rochester Fire Department”
Bryce Pronk is a Rochester Fire Fighter who has served our community for the last three years. He has graciously agreed to speak on the Rochester Fire Department’s 150 years.

Admission: $2.00 for non-members, free for members.
Coffee and cookies are provided courtesy of Hy-vee!