THE  INDIANA MEDICAL HISTORY MUSEUM

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

2015-2016 Winter Hours:  Between December 12, 2015 and January 16, 2016, the Museum will be open on Saturdays only for drop in tours, and availability for scheduled tours Wednesdays through Fridays will be limited.

OPERATING HOURS

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.  

PLAN YOUR VISIT

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

GROUP TOURS


Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC                


Courtesy of Tom Mueller Photography, LLC 


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CAPITAL CAMPAIGN

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.

          

Damage from water intrusion throughout the Old Pathology Building


MAKE A DONATION

Help us to fulfill our mission to interpret and preserve 

the Old Pathology Building 

through tours, exhibits, and programs.

LATEST NEWS

 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.

 1/27/2016: Indiana at 200: Indiana Opened First Mental Hospital in 1848

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.

Indy Star online article and Photo gallery 

WTHR TV coverage and Online article


10/9/2015: 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.



The Mystery of Irma Vep

January 12- February 14

@ the Indiana Repertory Theatre

Comedy tour de force. You won’t want to miss this hilarious mash-up of chilling Gothic horror story and passionate Victorian bodice-ripper. Two actors play a mysterious archaeologist, a flighty new bride, a saucy housekeeper, a lovable werewolf and an Egyptian mummy, all in a dizzying quick-change marathon. You’ll be howling at the moon—with laughter.

Buy Tickets

  • At the Indiana Medical History Museum, ask for a promo code for $10 off an adult ticket for The Mystery of Irma Vep
  • Bring your ticket stub from The Mystery of Irma Vep for $2 off adult or senior admission to the Indiana Medical History Museum
  • Join IMHM Executive Director Sarah Halter for a discussion after the 2 pm show on January 31!


CURRENT AND UPCOMING EXHIBITS

All exhibits are included as part of the standard museum tour

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.

Learn more about our Capital Campaign to save the building and protect the future of medical history in Indiana.
Ceiling and wall damage at the 
top of the amphitheater

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