Wednesday 10:00 - 4:00
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.
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3/8/2019: Sarah Halter, executive director of IMHM, shared the story of Dr. William Fletcher and his reform efforts at Central Indiana Hospital for the Insane in the 1880s on Hot Pepper History presented by the Indiana Historical Society.
2/12/2019: This is a wonderful tribute to a very special person. Narcissa Hocker was an incredible woman and a great supporter of the Indiana Medical History Museum. Click here to ready the full tribute from ASCLS.2/9/2019: Indianapolis and the Indiana Medical History Museum have also been included in the National Educators Association's 5 Offbeat Ideas for an On-budget Vacation in 2019. Read the full article here.
1/22/2019: Indianapolis made Texas Lifestyle Magazine's list of 19 Places to Go in 2019, and IMHM and our Medicinal Plant Garden are must sees!
10/12/2018: Many thanks to Fox59 and Lindy Thackston for visiting this week and highlighting IMHM and Central State Hospital for Your Town Friday. See the video here.
10/12/2018: Congrats to IMHM Board member and volunteer Norma Erickson on the unveiling of a new historical marker commemorating Lincoln Hospital. See Will Higgins' Indy Star article.
5/18/2018: The Indiana Medical History Museum is in good company in Forbes' article "6 Great Reasons to Visit America's Most Underrated City Right Now." Click here for the full article.
3/28/2018: The Indiana Medical History Museum is among 7 Reasons Indy is Ideal for Your Next Family Vacation in this blog post from Stephanie Black at Visit Indiana.
3/7/2018: Exciting things are happening this week at IMHM! We're gearing up to replace all three of our cracked and leaky skylights thanks to a Heritage Support Grant from the Indiana Historical Society made possible by Lilly Endowment, Inc.
2/16/2018: On Saturday, February 10th, our very own Norma Erickson was a guest on Hoosier History Live with Nelson Price talking about African American health care in Indiana during the early 20th century. Listen to a podcast of the show here.
Voices from Central State was a Fall 2016 event series that spotlighted the patient perspective on life at Indiana's flagship mental institution, Central State Hospital (1848-1994). Click here for more information.
We're currently planning a continuation of the Voices project, an initiative to gather stories from people with connections to Central State Hospital, including former patients, workers, neighbors, and families.
If you are interested in participating, please contact Sarah Halter at email@example.com.
Help us to fulfill our mission to interpret and preserve
the Old Pathology Building through tours, exhibits, and programs.
for more information, visit our events page
Sunday, February 24th 2pm
Rehumanizing IMHM's Specimen Collection
Pless Memorial Central State Circle Lecture
presented by Sarah Halter, executive director, Indiana Medical History Museum
Wednesday, April 3rd 5pm
The Truth About Trace Evidence
The Spring Installment of our Biannual Forensic Science Lecture Series
presented by Gina Londino-Smolar, IUPUI Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Forensic and Investigative Sciences Program
Sunday, May 5th 2pm
Surgery and Shenanigans: Frank Allen, Auto Racing's Early Trauma Physician
The Annual Lande Family Lecture
presented by Norma Erickson, MA