The Davenport Campus will celebrate Founder’s Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 9-11 a.m. There will be a historical display in the Skywalk, and historians Alana Callender and Julie Knaack will be on hand to answer questions about chiropractic’s history. Light refreshments will be available.
At 9:30 a.m., there will be a wreath laying and brief presentation by the historical marker located on the north side of the Academic Health Center by Davenport Campus Provost Dan Weinert, D.C. (Please note there has been a location change. The presentation has moved from Heritage Courtyard due to construction.) In addition, Ms. Vickie Palmer, great-granddaughter of D.D. Palmer and current Board of Trustees officer, will be on hand to honor her family's heritage on the special day.
Founder’s Day is considered the “birthday” of modern chiropractic. September 18, 1895, was designated to celebrate the first chiropractic adjustment performed by D.D. Palmer on Harvey Lillard. Celebrating this date offers doctors and students of chiropractic a moment of reflection on the history of the profession and its beginnings.
Video from the Chancellor: What are you doing for Founder's Day?