CSH CEMETERY PROJECT- Latest News

December 1, 2020: "Uncertainty For Graves At Central State Hospital Site" Taylor Bennett, WFYI

November 29, 2020: Letter to the Editor "IMPD showed disrespect in disturbing Central State gravesite" Dorothy Pratt, PhD, Indianapolis Star

November 27, 2020: The IMHM Board sent letters to Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and head of the IMPD K9 Unit Lt. Robert Stradling urging them to work with us to ensure the future preservation of the CSH Cemetery.

November 25, 2020: "Utility work for new IMPD K-9 facility unearths human remains" Mary Milz, WTHR

"Human remains at Central State 'mangled' in IMPD facility construction, museum says" Indianapolis Star

"Central State Human Remains 'Mangled' by Police Construction" US News & World Report

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"Central State Human Remains 'Mangled' by Police Construction" Associated Press

November 24, 2020: We have a heartbreaking update to share about recent incidents in the Central State Hospital Cemetery, Section I. Click here to read the update.

September 22, 2020: "Indiana Medical History Museum, Ball State team up on patient burials" video, the Indianapolis Star

September 19, 2020: "Remembering the forgotten: Museum enumerates Central State Hospital's unmarked graves" Jordan Erb, the Indianapolis Star

September 3, 2020: "Indiana Medical History Museum Working To Identify Those Buried In Central State Cemetery" Jill Ditmire, WFYI

February 3, 2020:  We've launched a crowdfunding campaign in partnership with Ball State University to fund the needed ground-penetrating radar in the cemetery. Working with the archaeologists at BSU's Applied Anthropology Laboratories, we can identify where the burials are in the cemetery and determine the boundaries of the cemetery, which are suspected but not known.

Learn more about the project and how you can help.

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