Due to a reported case of the Coronavirus in Olmsted County, we are suspending all events at the Spirituality Center until further notice. We are doing so as a precaution, in respect for the residents and staff at Assisi Heights. Thank you for your understanding. Please check back often, as the situation may change.
Architecture Tour – Stories in Stone – Option 1
June 9, 6:30pm-8:00pm or
June 20, 1:30pm-3:00pm or
July 13, 6:30pm-8:00pm
$10 preregistered/prepaid. $15 at the door.
Assisi Heights has stories engraved in the walls. Literally! However, many more anecdotes tell the stories that chronicle the history hidden in the walls. Come up close and see some of the architectural features, aesthetic design aspects and a few of the often-overlooked artistic Franciscan features. Hear the stories stored in stone. Unravel the mystic nature of Assisi Heights. Wear walking shoes for this indoor and outdoor event.
Ken Allsen is an architectural historian residing in Rochester. He teaches regularly for the RCTC LIFE Program and is author of five books about architectural history in our region. He volunteers at the History Center of Olmsted County and in the Mayo Clinic archives.
Sister Marlys Jax has an architectural design degree with a passion for the story behind the stone. She is the program coordinator for the Assisi Heights Spirituality Center.