The Palmer Family Residence

The Palmer Family Residence Tours are available Fridays at 11:10am(when school is in session)or by appointment. Call 563-884-5714 We are here Monday through Friday from 9am until 5pm.
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We have one weekly scheduled tour Fridays at 11:10am when school is in session. All other tours are by appointment. Call 563-884-5714 to schedule a tour. We request at least 24 hours notice for all tours.

Last but not least, we have a card from Dr. Frank Elliott and his family.  Frank was Mabel's trusted cousin and worked a...
12/23/2023

Last but not least, we have a card from Dr. Frank Elliott and his family. Frank was Mabel's trusted cousin and worked as Business manager and registrar of the PSC and general manager of WOC before starting his own practice. Frank is also credited with obtaining Iowa's first Chiropractic act in 1921 as an Iowa state representative.

Here's another one of Peter Vatsures works!  This one was my favorite find in the collection of Christmas cards.  John H...
12/22/2023

Here's another one of Peter Vatsures works! This one was my favorite find in the collection of Christmas cards. John Heyer, who obviously had great taste in Christmas cards, was a chiropractor who graduated from the PSC in 1944.

When it comes to beautiful cards, this one can't be beat! It also came from halfway across the world in Hong Kong!  This...
12/21/2023

When it comes to beautiful cards, this one can't be beat! It also came from halfway across the world in Hong Kong! This was sent from Chun-Ye Chen to B.J.

How cute is this card?  The artist of this greeting card was Peter Vatsures, who sold several of his cartoons to the Sat...
12/20/2023

How cute is this card? The artist of this greeting card was Peter Vatsures, who sold several of his cartoons to the Saturday Evening Post Magazine and eventually became the Creative Director for The Drawing Board, which produced greeting cards among other things. Stay tuned for a second cartoon greeting card from Vatsures.

This Christmas card was a popular one in B.J.'s era, as we had many copies of them.  This particular card came from Mr. ...
12/19/2023

This Christmas card was a popular one in B.J.'s era, as we had many copies of them. This particular card came from Mr. and Mrs. M.L. Williams.

This snowy landscape card came from Dr. Herman L. Ballard, who was a 1950 graduate from West Virginia.
12/18/2023

This snowy landscape card came from Dr. Herman L. Ballard, who was a 1950 graduate from West Virginia.

Drs. Seubold(1912 graduates) sent this adorable card to the Palmer family.  Frank H and Flossie B matriculated and gradu...
12/15/2023

Drs. Seubold(1912 graduates) sent this adorable card to the Palmer family. Frank H and Flossie B matriculated and graduated on the same dates!

Up next, we have a beautiful card with a metallic finish in the windows. In person, they truly look like they are glowin...
12/14/2023

Up next, we have a beautiful card with a metallic finish in the windows. In person, they truly look like they are glowing! This card came from Walter and Rose Gingerich.

It’s that time of year when Christmas cards are starting to be sent out.  It’s been lot of fun looking through these vin...
12/12/2023

It’s that time of year when Christmas cards are starting to be sent out. It’s been lot of fun looking through these vintage Christmas cards that were sent to the Palmer family throughout the years. Over the next few days, I will be sharing some of my favorites. Starting us off is a beautifully illustrated card from Dr. and Mrs. William Werner and Family. Dr. Werner was a 1920 graduate. -Julie

“We believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition.” Epigram lo...
12/11/2023

“We believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer, in friendship and in honest competition.” Epigram located in Ye P.S.C. Printery.

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving! The Palmer Family Residence and The Palmer Family and Chiropractic History Museum will be closed Thanksgiving Day and Friday of this week. The following week (Nov. 27 – Dec. 1) will be the last week The Palmer Family Residence will offer tours for the remainder of the year. We close yearly for the month of December to accomplish our annual maintenance. We are very thankful for all of you and your support! 🦃🥧

It’s time to take out the plants for the year since it’s getting cold! Our tall canna bulbs will be replanted in the spr...
11/07/2023

It’s time to take out the plants for the year since it’s getting cold! Our tall canna bulbs will be replanted in the spring, along with our lime sweet potato vines.

We know- it’s hard to remember to look up when you’re seeing so many neat things around you on the tour!  If you don’t l...
11/02/2023

We know- it’s hard to remember to look up when you’re seeing so many neat things around you on the tour! If you don’t look up, you’ll miss these beautiful ceiling medallions in the original 1874 part of the house.

One of my favorite parts of our graduation tours is when our newly graduated students get to sign Doctor for the first t...
10/30/2023

One of my favorite parts of our graduation tours is when our newly graduated students get to sign Doctor for the first time in our sign-in book. Dr. Joshua here spent many hours in the Residence as a Campus Guide!

Just a reminder that there are no 11:10am tours today (October 27th) due to break. Palmer College of Chiropractic classe...
10/27/2023

Just a reminder that there are no 11:10am tours today (October 27th) due to break. Palmer College of Chiropractic classes are back in session on October 31, so tours will resume then as well. See you then!!

10/23/2023

Good morning! This week is break for Palmer, so there will be no 11:10am tour on Friday 10/27.

10/16/2023

Happy Graduation week! There will be no Friday 11:10am tour on Friday October 20th due to graduation. To help celebrate our soon-to-be Doctors of Chiropractic, we will be holding special graduation tours from 2-4pm on both Thursday, October 19 and Friday, October 20th. The tours will start every fifteen minutes and are approximately an hour in length. There will be no charge for these special tours. We hope to see you soon! 👩‍🎓👨‍🎓

“Serenity of mind can only be obtained by a clear conscience.” – B.J. Palmer
09/23/2023

“Serenity of mind can only be obtained by a clear conscience.” – B.J. Palmer

“The ornaments of a house are the friends that frequent it.”- B.J. Palmer.2023 Homecoming is complete!   Many people com...
09/20/2023

“The ornaments of a house are the friends that frequent it.”- B.J. Palmer.

2023 Homecoming is complete! Many people come together to make this event happen every year. We especially would like to thank the student Campus Guide organization for their assistance with our Homecoming tours. With their help, we brought through over 200 people in three days! We hope to see you next year!

Happy Founders Day!  Today is the day that we celebrate the founding of the chiropractic profession.  D.D. Palmer adjust...
09/18/2023

Happy Founders Day! Today is the day that we celebrate the founding of the chiropractic profession. D.D. Palmer adjusted Harvey Lillard on the fourth floor of the Ryan Building in Downtown Davenport. Below is the life-size statue of D.D. Palmer and an exact replica of the bench that was used for the first adjustment.

If you missed the Big Tent Philosophy Night this past Thursday, you missed a wonderful time on a beautiful night.  Keep ...
09/16/2023

If you missed the Big Tent Philosophy Night this past Thursday, you missed a wonderful time on a beautiful night. Keep your eyes peeled for next year's event!

Ticketed tour times for Saturday September 16th are 11:45, 12, 12:15, 12:30, 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:15, 4:30 and 4:45.  If you...
09/16/2023

Ticketed tour times for Saturday September 16th are 11:45, 12, 12:15, 12:30, 3:30, 3:45, 4, 4:15, 4:30 and 4:45. If you are interested in seeing The Palmer Family Residence, please visit the Residence courtyard tent Thurs-Sat(9am-4pm) to pick up a free ticket to reserve your spot.

Ticketed tour times for Friday September 15th are 11:30. 11:45, noon, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 2, and 2:15.   If you are int...
09/15/2023

Ticketed tour times for Friday September 15th are 11:30. 11:45, noon, 12:15, 12:30, 12:45, 2, and 2:15. If you are interested in seeing The Palmer Family Residence, please visit the Residence courtyard tent Thurs-Sat(9am-4pm) to pick up a free ticket to reserve your spot.

Philosophy tent happening now!
09/15/2023

Philosophy tent happening now!

Don't forget Big Tent Philosophy night- TONIGHT! This year, the event is in The Palmer Family Residence Courtyard.
09/14/2023

Don't forget Big Tent Philosophy night- TONIGHT! This year, the event is in The Palmer Family Residence Courtyard.

The Big Tent Philosophy Night is back! Please join us on Thursday, Sept 14 at 7:30 in the Palmer Family Residence Courtyard. The speakers for this year include Dr. Todd Curzie, Dr. Rob Sinnott, Dr. Mark Houk, Dr. Lora Tannis, Dr. Dan Lyons and Dr. Steve Cuono. We will see you there!

Ticketed tour times for Thursday September 14th are 11:30, 11:45, noon, 12:15, 12:30, 3:15 and 3:30. If you are interest...
09/14/2023

Ticketed tour times for Thursday September 14th are 11:30, 11:45, noon, 12:15, 12:30, 3:15 and 3:30. If you are interested in seeing The Palmer Family Residence, please visit the Residence courtyard tent Thurs-Sat(9am-4pm) to pick up a free ticket to reserve your spot.

Today is the day that we celebrate B.J. Palmer’s birthday. Are you “On your way 2C BJ” for Homecoming this week? We can’...
09/14/2023

Today is the day that we celebrate B.J. Palmer’s birthday. Are you “On your way 2C BJ” for Homecoming this week? We can’t wait to have you!

Here we go! Homecoming starts today with the Talent Show and Courtyard party.  Tomorrow, starting at 9am, we will start ...
09/13/2023

Here we go! Homecoming starts today with the Talent Show and Courtyard party. Tomorrow, starting at 9am, we will start passing out free tickets to the Palmer Family Residence tours for Homecoming. As a reminder, tickets are first come first served, so pick up tickets to reserve your space on a tour as soon as you can! Friday and Saturday tickets go very quickly. Times are listed in your Homecoming schedule and will be posted here daily.

The Big Tent Philosophy Night is back!  Please join us on Thursday, Sept 14 at 7:30 in the Palmer Family Residence Court...
09/12/2023

The Big Tent Philosophy Night is back! Please join us on Thursday, Sept 14 at 7:30 in the Palmer Family Residence Courtyard. The speakers for this year include Dr. Todd Curzie, Dr. Rob Sinnott, Dr. Mark Houk, Dr. Lora Tannis, Dr. Dan Lyons and Dr. Steve Cuono. We will see you there!

Dragons, bats, chickens, fish and something awfully cute are throughout this piece.
09/05/2023

Dragons, bats, chickens, fish and something awfully cute are throughout this piece.

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Tours of the unique Palmer Family Residence are available Monday through Friday from 9am until 4pm. We have one weekly scheduled tour Fridays at 11:10am when school is in session. All other tours are by appointment. Please call 563-884-5714 to schedule a tour. We request at least 24 hours notice for all tours. Thank you for your interest!


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