Mini Stevne

Saturday October 14,  2017, Rochester MN

The plans are to take a Trolley Tour of the Historical landmarks of Rochester: Mayowood, Assisi Heights, Mayo Foundation House, Historic Plummer House, Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial, and many more sites.  During the tour we will be able to walk around some of the places.  Suggested places are Mayowood, Assisi Heights and Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial.

The cost is $20 per person.     

We are to meet at the Olmsted History Center, 1195 West Circle Dr at 9:45AM to board the Trolley.     

If you plan on attending please call Jan Heusinkveld; phone 507-285-9483 leave a message or email  Need this info by Wed October 11th.     

After the tour we will gather for lunch and socializing. For those of you who will be staying over night here are a few hotels.  These hotels are on the north side of Rochester on the Highway 52 frontage road.      Those motels options are:
Microtel Inn & Suites, phone 507-286-8780, 4210 Hwy 52 Nw Frontage Road    
Country Inn & Suites, phone 507-287-6758, 4323 Hwy 52 Nw Frontage Rd     
Motel 6, phone 507-282-6625, 2107 Frontage Rd NW     

Dr. Charles H. Mayo, co-founder of the Mayo Clinic, built Mayowood in 1911.  He lived in it until 1939.  The estate features gardens and Dr. Mayo’s decorative arts collection. Over 40 rooms are furnished in French, English,Spanish, German and American antiques.  After taking ownership of the mansion in 1965, the Olmsted County Historical Society operated Mayowood Mansion as a historic house museum. The mansion has been maintained as it was when last occupied by Doctor and Mrs. Charles W. Mayo and is used to interpret the lives of this famous medical family.     

Assisi Heights      
Dr. Louis and Maud Wilson, early leaders of Mayo Clinic, lived in this house.Dr. Louis and Maud Wilson, early leaders of Mayo Clinic, lived in this house.  Assisi Heights is the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis, who founded St. Mary’s Hospital, as it then was known, in 1889. The Sisters have been active with the hospital ever since, along a wide range of other ministries throughout the region, nation and world. Built in the 1950s, Assisi Heights re?ects the heritage of the Umbrian region of Italy, where St. Francis of Assisi lived. The grounds – both landscaped and natural – express the Franciscan respect for the environment.     

Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial      
Dedicated June 25, 2000 Soldiers Field Veterans Memorial was created to honor Veterans from Southeast Minnesota who died serving our country and dedicated to all who serve to help keep us free. The Wall of Remembrance honors over 3,000 Service men and women from Southeast Minnesota who gave their lives in the service to their country.  The Walk of Remembrance is made up of about 6,000 pavers honoring US Veterans and our Allies living or dead for their service.  The Trees of Rmembrance.  The 50 sponsored trees represent every state in the United States.