Heritage Days: October 1-7, 2016

Heritage Days is a week-long event at Mayo Clinic locations in Florida, Arizona and Minnesota, as well as the Mayo Clinic Health System. Its mission is to thank employees and volunteers for their service to patients, and to present Mayo Clinic values and history as an inspiration for our work today.

The theme for Heritage Days 2016 is “Defining Innovation.” We’ll explore the life and legacy of Henry Plummer, M.D., the “diversified genius” of Mayo Clinic – physician, engineer, artist and more. Dr. Will Mayo said that hiring Dr. Plummer in 1901 was “the best day’s work” he ever did for the Clinic. We’ll take an entire week to bring Dr. Plummer’s story to life!

Highlights of 2016 Heritage Days

  • Noontime entertainment in lobbies and public spaces on our campuses
  • Displays about milestone anniversaries in the history of Mayo Clinic
  • New Heritage Film about Dr. Henry Plummer


And a very special event. Mayo History Open House:

Mayo History Open House: Plummer Building

Event Detalis & Activities Include:

  • Free and open to all
  • Free parking in all public ramps
  • Enjoy art and architectural highlights of this iconic building
  • View books, medical instruments and artifacts belonging to Dr. Plummer
  • See wax models of thyroid disease (Dr. Plummer's specialty) from the Mayo Medical Museum
  • Carillon concert at noon
  • Mayo Bookstore features gift items for sale
  • and much more!

Heritage Days 2016 theme: Defining Innovation (video)

Watch this film to see how the spirit of innovation has helped Mayo Clinic deliver high-quality care to patients for more than 100 years.

Heritage Days Promo

New Heritage Film about Dr. Henry Plummer

Forever Looking Forward: The Remarkable Life of Dr. Henry S. Plummer
Geffen Auditorium, Gonda Building, subway level
Length: 35 minutes

Forever Looking Forward Promo


Film Showing Schedule – Mayo Clinic in Rochester
These are the film showings that are open to the public.

Monday, October 3
Showtimes: 10am, 2:30pm

Tuesday, October 4
Showtimes: 9am, 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 7pm

Wednesday, October 5
Showtimes: 9am, 10am, 2:30pm

Thursday, October 6
Showtimes: 10am, 12:15pm, 4pm, 7pm

Friday, October 7
Showtimes: 9am, 10am, 12:15pm, 2:30pm