Indiana Medical History Musuem Open for FREE Saturday

Do you have a young scientist or doctor in your family? An Indianapolis kid who aspires to work in medicine? The Indianapolis Convention and Visitors Association is offering an Indianapolis event just for them as part of their twelve FREE days of Christmas in Indy. This Saturday, December 19th from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm the Indiana Medical History Museum will open its doors for FREE to all Indianapolis people. Learn all about medical history in Indianapolis for FREE!

The Indiana Medical History Museum is located on the West side of Indianapolis at the former Central State Hospital. The converted Old Pathology Building on the grounds of the Central State Hospital was converted into the Indiana Medical History Museum in 1969. It is a monument to the beginning of psychiatric medical research, scientific psychiatry and modern medicine. The building that houses the Indiana Medical History Museum is the oldest surviving pathology facility in the United States. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

The Indiana Medical History Museum houses one of the largest collections of scientific artifacts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Its setting is truly authentic as the Old Pathology Building was constructed in 1985 and opened the following year. It was originally named the Pathological Department Building. The nineteen room building includes three clinical laboratories, a photography lab, teaching amphitheatre, autopsy room and library. The library was used as a location for filming the movie Eight Men Out.

Despite its deep history in the sordid and rudimentary beginnings of a psychiatric science, the staff and volunteers swear that the Indiana Medical History Museum is not haunted. It has, however, been used as an Indianapolis performing arts venue for Indianapolis arts groups like Butler University theatre, which did a site specific piece on the grounds called Memory House in 2004.

The mission of this Indianapolis museum is to educate the Indianapolis community about health care, health careers and life sciences during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. They do this through unique exhibits, publications and programs year round. Explore the Indiana Medical History Museum this Saturday, December 19 for FREE. For more information about the Indiana Medical History Museum, visit their official website.

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Indiana Medical History Museum Open FREE
Saturday, December 19 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm

Indiana Medical History Musuem
3045 West Vermont Street
Indianapolis, IN 46222