Watch our Capital Campaign video to learn about our efforts to Save the Old Pathology Building.


3045 West Vermont Street      |      Indianapolis, IN 46222      |       (317) 635-7329


Thursday    10:00 - 4:00 

Friday    10:00 - 4:00 

Saturday    10:00 - 4:00 


Visits are by guided tour only.

Tours start on the hour. 

Tours last approximately one hour.

Last tour begins at 3:00.  


Just show up on the hour -- you do not need to make a reservation unless you have a group of 6 or more.


Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC                

Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC 

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The Old Pathology Building is in trouble!

Roof damage and severe water intrusion threaten this historic building and its collections.

Learn more about our Capital Campaign to save the building and protect the future of medical history in Indiana:


Help us to fulfill our mission to interpret and preserve 

the Old Pathology Building 

through tours, exhibits, and programs.

This series spotlights the patient perspective on life at Indiana's flagship mental institution, Central State Hospital (1848-1994).

August 26 and 27, 2016

7:00| Doors open at 6:30

Then There Is No Need to Speak

A One-Woman Theatrical Performance based on Anna Agnew’s 1886 memoir detailing her seven-year stay at Central State.

$5 | Free for Students 

Advance registration required (Click Here)

September 26 and 27, 2016

6:00 both evenings

I Remember Jones

 A Conversation with Nanny Vonnegut about her grandmother, life at Central State in the 1940s, and the power of narrative.

**Registration available soon.**

November 10, 2016

6:00 panel discussion | 7:00 exhibit opening

Leaving Home

An Exhibit Opening on the 1994 closure of Central State, based on patient-produced newsletters.

**Registration available soon.**

"Voices from Central State" is the product of a partnership between the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Medical Humanities & Health Studies Program at IUPUI. Funding support provided by the IU New Frontiers ProgramIndiana Humanities, and the IUPUI Arts and Humanities Institute.

Saturday, August 20, 2016 7:00 pm

Nerve and Knowledge: Two Lectures on Doctors, Medicine, and Sherlock Holmes


Presented by: The Illustrious Clients of Indianapolis, The Baker Street Irregulars, and The Indiana Medical History Museum

RSVP required - email


Unless otherwise marked, all exhibits are included as part of the standard tour of the Old Pathology Building

November 4, 2015- TBD

Reception Room, Old Pathology Building (IMHM)

Central State Time Capsule

April 11, 2017 – May 31, 2017

**At the Central Branch, Indianapolis Public Library**

Indiana: Intersections of Mass Incarceration and Mental Illness

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