9/2/2016: Our Indiana Historical Bureau marker to commemorate Central State Hospital was delivered today! Stay tuned for details about our upcoming unveiling ceremony.
6/14/2016: We're thrilled to announce that we have received a matching Historic Preservation Fund grant from the National Park Service for the second year in a row! This $47, 400 grant will help cover the cost of the rest of the exterior masonry. We'll begin this project in the coming months and complete it this fall.
5/12/2016: Thanks to individual donations and a grant through Indiana Landmarks from the Marion County Preservation Fund, we have now completed the masonry work on the north and east elevations of the Old Pathology Building. We removed old mortar that was smeared on the brick faces, repointed where needed, and replaced spalled and broken bricks.
4/28/2016: Although we remain on Indiana Landmarks' watch list, we have been left off of the Indiana Landmarks' 10 Most Endangered List for 2016! We have a long way to go, but we're very proud of our progress so far! Thanks to all of our Capital Campaign donors who have made this possible. And thank you for your continued support as we forge ahead.
1/28/2016: News release describes the work of Jane Schultz, IUPUI Professor and IMHM Board Member, a historical consultant for Mercy Street, a PBS Civil War medical drama.
11/29/2015: IMHM is featured in this week's My Money MD column by Shirley Mueller, MD in Physician's Money Digest.
11/20/2015: Winter Hours begin Saturday, December 12th. From 12/12/2015 through 1/16/2016, IMHM will be open for public tours on Saturdays only.
11/9/2015: Work began on Phase I of repairs to the Old Pathology Building! Masonry work on the roof, such as re-pointing, replacing damaged bricks, and repairing chimneys, is the first step; Phase I work will also include replacing the shingled and membrane roofs of the building and repairing and reattaching gutters. Learn more about our effort to save the Old Pathology Building.
10/13/2015: A Time Capsule from the year 1958 was found in the cornerstone of the Bahr Treatment Center on the former Central State Hospital Grounds this summer. The time capsule contained audio and video recordings and documents commemorating the inauguration of the Treatment Center, as well as newspapers from July 1958. We posted a photo album of these materials, which are currently on loan at the museum, on our Facebook page, and we plan to display them at the museum soon (watch our website and social media for more details). Here are some links to news coverage about the time capsule.Grave Robbing in Central Indiana was the subject of a talk at the annual meeting for the Hoosier Chapter of the Victorian Society in America, hosted by the IMHM on October 9. This event was mentioned in NUVO and covered in an article from Will Higgins at Indy Star.
9/26/2015: Seeking Asylum, the event we presented with Indiana Landmarks on September 26, was covered by Victoria Davis from the Indianapolis Recorder. Davis talks about the program, preservation and development at Central State, and our Capital Campaign to save the Old Pathology Building.
6/8/2015: IMHM is excited to announce that it has received a $50,000 matching Historic Preservation Fund grant from the National Park Service toward replacing the roof on the Old Pathology Building and other "gutters & up" work which will begin shortly. This is the first phase of a massive repair and restoration project to stabilize and preserve the Old Pathology Building.
5/29/2014: On Monday, June 2 at 10:30 am Mayor Greg Ballard, City/County Councilor Marilyn Pfisterer, and the Indiana Medical History Museum will dedicate a new grave marker in the Central State Hospital Cemetery (182 North Tibbs Avenue).
4/4/2014: NASA's Destination Station is making a stop at the museum! Mark your calendar for Wednesday, April 30 at 6pm for a presentation by a NASA scientist about medical advances aboard the International Space Station. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
8/26/2013: Indy A-List Winners Announced: IMHM made the TOP FIVE again, thanks to your support!
7/6/2013: Check out the video of IMHM's Executive Director Mary Ellen Hennessey Nottage in a segment on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick.
7/5/2013: IMHM will be featured in a segment on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick this evening at 7:30pm on WFYI (PBS). It will also be shown on WTHR (NBC) on Sunday, July 7th at 11am. Check us out!
6/24/2013: Once again, the Indiana Medical History Museum has been nominated for BEST MUSEUM on the Indy A-list. Help us win it this year! Vote for us at www.ctvr.us/imhm.
6/1/2013: IMHM was featured on today's Yelp.com segment on WTHR. Check it out here.
10/31/2012: The Indiana Medical History Museum is featured in the November 2012 issue of Indianapolis Monthly. Check us out! There is also a photo gallery on the Indianapolis Monthly website. Click here to view the gallery.
1/18/2012: News spreads about brain tissue in the IMHM collection (see links above)
1/11/2012: Article about brain tissue research appears in Daily Diagnosis.
1/11/2012: Article about brain tissue research appears in the Daily Mail (UK).
1/10/2012: Huffington Post has article about brain tissue research.
1/9/2012: Scientific American reports on Dr. Sandusky's brain tissue research.12/10/2011: You Tube - A 4.5 minute news film shot and narrated by Dave Nicholson, a reporter for WFIU/TIU in Bloomington.
12/7/2011: Brain tissue in the IMHM collection used to advance modern medicine.
10/20/2011: The IMHM Medicinal Plant Garden receives award at International Master Gardener Conference.
8/31/2011: Check us out in the September/October issue of Indiana Gardening! http://www.statebystategardening.com/in
7/8/2011: Jane E. Schultz, PhD was a guest onSound Medicine last week discussing the Civil War diary of nurse Harriet Eaton.
/28/2011: The polls are open!
6/28/2011: IMHM featured onHelloIndianapolis.com
6/10/2011: IMHM is collecting donations of school supplies for the United Way of Central Indiana's Back Pack Attack. Drop off donations at the museum Wednesdays through Saturdays from 10am to 4pm, June 23rd through July 15th.
4/19/2011: Culinary Herbalist and Food Writer visits Indianapolis and the IMHM Medicinal Plant Garden Read her blog.
3/11/2011: IMHM Partners with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Indianapolis for their 70th Classical Concert Season, "The Arts of Music and Science"
10/31/2009: A group of nurses in Indianapolis for the 40th Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) visited the Indiana Medical History Museum, sponsored by the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library. One of them wrote an article about the experience.
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You Tube - A 4.5 minute news film shot and narrated by Dave Nicholson, a reporter for WFIU/TIU in Bloomington.
Daily Mail (UK)
Daily Diagnosis, American Society for Clinical Pathology
In October of 2009 a group of nurses in Indianapolis for the 40th Biennial Convention of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) visited the Indiana Medical History Museum, sponsored by the Virginia Henderson International Nursing Library. The following article was printed in the publication Reflections on Nursing Leadership, Vol. 36, No. 1 published February 2, 2010 by STTI.