Frequently Asked Questions
Who was George Edenharter?
George Edenharter, superintendent of Central State Hospital from 1893-1923, was the individual responsible for building the Pathological Department in 1896. The Pathological Department (now called the “Old Pathology Building”) is the home of the Indiana Medical History Museum.
Where can I find more information about Central State Hospital, its employees, and patients?
The Indiana State Archives is the best place to start any research regarding CSH and its history. The Archives are located at 6440 E. 30th St., Indianapolis, Indiana, 46219. Phone: (317) 591-5222. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the IMHM haunted?
Sorry! No ghosts here!
Does the IMHM receive state funding?
As a private, non-profit organization the Indiana Medical History Museum relies solely on donations, admission fees, and grants for its survival. The museum does not receive state or city funding.
Does the IMHM accept book and artifact donations?
The IMHM has a carefully crafted collections policy that is consulted before any items are accepted. Please contact the museum prior to donating any books or artifacts.
Does the IMHM have any volunteer opportunities?
Absolutely! Click here to learn more about volunteer opportunities.
Can my organization hold a meeting at the IMHM?
The IMHM’s Programs Committee reviews all requests to hold private functions at the museum. Generally, the museum only grants permission to hold private functions to those organizations that are connected to the medical/scientific or history community. Additionally, there are fees for using the museum for these functions.