EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS


1st and 3rd Saturdays at 11am from June through September 

IN-PERSON

FREE Guided Tours of the IMHM Medicinal Plant Garden

Beginning Saturday, June 4th, our volunteers from the Purdue Master Gardeners of Marion County will once again be offering FREE guided tours of the Indiana Medical History Museum Medicinal Plant Garden on the first and third Saturdays of the month from June through September. 

Come see the newest updates in the garden including additional plants, paved walking paths, and the Vincent Angotti Memorial Fountain!

June 4th      June 18th

July 2nd     July 16th

August 6th  August 20th

September 3rd  September 17th

No reservation is needed, but space may be limited. Meet at the garden entrance arch ten minutes prior to tour start time. Garden tours do not include access to the Museum.

To learn more about the IMHM Medicinal Plant Garden, visit the garden page here and download the Guide to the IMHM Medicinal Plant Garden.


PAST EVENTS

Catch up on past recorded events on our YouTube Channel.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022 6pm (Eastern)

2022 Annual Lande Family Lecture

Author Talk with Eric A. Yancy, MD, about his new book Cottonmouth (2021)

Dr. Eric Yancy is a practicing pediatrician of forty-two years in the Indianapolis area. In his fiction novel, Cottonmouth, a deadly pandemic has resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. Dr. Alton McGuire, a retired molecular biologist has done everything he can to keep himself and his wife, Marnie safe. A tragic mishap changes both their lives  and Dr. McGuire agonizes over who is to blame. A senior pediatric resident, Dr. Lillian Manning, living in their guest quarters must enter the picture to try and save them, and the world from an even worst disaster. To accomplish this she must use all of her skill as a physician and a friend. 

The book narrative highlights the challenges of an underserved community and the discrimination that comes with it. It also keenly demonstrates that tragedy is not measured in flattening curves of cases of positive results. Each "case" of infectivity is a personal tragedy not just to those infected but to their families and friends as well.

Watch the Recording

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 5:30pm

The Spring Installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series

Citius, Altius, Fortius, Volens: The Doping Control Laboratory of the Tenth Pan American Games, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1987 

FREE, suggested donation of $5

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Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 2pm

First Ladies of Psychiatry in Indiana

presented by Angela Bowen Potter

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Sunday, February 20, 2022 at 2pm (EST)

The 2022 John E. Pless, MD Memorial Central State Circle Lecture

The Emotional Health of Abraham Lincoln

presented by Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD

 View the Recording

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 6pm

Changing Direction: Adopting Trauma-informed Care in Indiana's State Hospitals 

a Spirit & Place Festival event

featuring Katrina Norris, executive director Indiana State Psychiatric Hospital Network (ISPHN); Norma Erickson and Sarah Halter of the Indiana Medical History Museum

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Sunday, December 5, 2021 at 2pm

Glenn B. Mather, MD Memorial Lecture & Annual Members Meeting

“Prozac-opolis:  Locating Serotonin Research in Indianapolis, 1945-1975”

presented by Angela Bowen Potter, PhD candidate, Department of History, Purdue University

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Sunday, November 21, 2021 at 2pm

Polio in Indianapolis, a timeline

presented jointly by the Indiana Medical History Museum and the Marion County Historical Society 

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Friday, November 12, 2021 at 6pm

Changing Human Nature: Eugenics in Indiana 

a Spirit & Place Festival event

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Fall Installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series

Skeletal Pathology Across the Life Course in Historic Philadelphia

presented by Jared S. Beatrice, PhD

Thursday, September 23, 2021 at 7pm 

A PROFILE IN COURAGE, Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler: The 1st Black female physician in the US (1864)

Inaugural George H. Rawls, MD Memorial Lecture on the History of Minorities and Medicine

presented by Melody T. McCloud, MD with opening remarks by former U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams, MD

This recording is temporarily unavailable.

Sunday, August 8, 2021 at 2pm

Racing & Medicine Part III

presented by Norma Erickson

Join us for Part III of the Medicine & Racing Series presented by Norma Erickson.

The recording for this program is unavailable.

Saturday, August 7, 2021 at 5pm

Bookmark Indy Launch Event at the Indiana Medical History Museum

Sunday, July 27, 2021 at 5:30pm

Gadgets & Gizmos VI

presented by Norma Erickson and Sarah Halter

Here's your chance to see historic medical artifacts that are usually hidden behind the scenes in storage. Learn the history of some of our staff members’ favorite Gadgets & Gizmos.


Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 1:30pm

Voices from the Past: Storyteller Series at the Johnson County Museum of History

The Spanish Flu Pandemic in Indiana

presented by Sarah Halter

at the Johnson County Museum of History. 

Listen to part of Sarah's June 8th interview with Chris Wooldridge of KORN Country 100.3 in Franklin, Indiana. Click here.


Sunday, May 23, 2021 at 2pm

Annual Lande Family Lecture

Medical Education and Body Snatching in Indiana

presented by Sarah Halter

View the recording here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 5pm

Spring Installment of the Forensic Science Lecture Series

Old Drug, New Issues - Cannabis and OWI in the Recreational Age

presented by Michelle Glinn, PhD F-ABFT 

View the recording here

Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 2pm

Early Woman Physicians at Central State Hospital

presented by Sarah Halter

View the recording here.

Sunday, February 28, 2021 at 2pm

Annual John E. Pless, MD Memorial Central State Circle Lecture

Presidential Disabilities and Indiana's Role in the Crafting the 25th Amendment

presented by historian and IMHM Education Manager, Norma Erickson, MA and retired Indianapolis attorney Gary Shaw, JD

View the recording here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 7pm

Getting to the Heart of It

“I am compensated by allowing myself to believe that while the scientific man can tell you the exact size, location, pulse, musculature, and color of the heart, we emotionalists can find and touch it quicker.”

Join the Ray Bradbury Center and the Indiana Medical History Museum as we ponder the confusing and enticing properties of the human heart from both the scientific and emotionalist perspective.

View the recording here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 5:30pm

Gadgets & Gizmos V

Here's your chance to see historic medical artifacts that are usually hidden behind the scenes in storage. Guess what they are-- then learn the true story. This time, in addition to IMHM staff members, we have a third special guest presenter, William McNiece, MD.

View the recording here.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 2pm

19th Century Spiritualism and Medicine

Glenn B. Mather, MD Memorial Lecture and Annual Meeting of the Membership (virtual)

presented by R. Gregory Lande, DO

View the recording here.

Saturday, November 14,2020 at 12:30pm

Moral Treatment and the Indiana Hospital for the Insane

presented by Sarah M. Halter

part of the Spirit & Place Festival event  "Get A Grip: Get Connected to Resources, Information, and Professional Mental Health Care"

Monday, October 26, 2020 at 6pm

Virtual Book Event with Author and Librarian Megan Rosenbloom

We're proud to be working with our friends at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library at IUSM to bring you this virtual book event. Librarian and author Megan Rosenbloom will discuss her new book, Dark Archives: A Librarian’s Investigation into the Science and History of Books Bound in Human Skin.

For more information about Megan Rosenbloom or her new book, check out the Ruth Lilly Medical Library blog here.

View the recording here.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 5pm

In Service to Our Military: Identification of Missing Service Members from Past Conflicts

IMHM Fall Forensics Lecture presented by the Indiana Medical History Museum in partnership with the University of Indianapolis Human Identification Center (formerly U of I Archaeology & Forensics Laboratory)

THIS EVENT WAS NOT RECORDED.

Sunday, August 9, 2020 at 2pm

"When Fate Overtakes a Race Driver": E. Rogers Smith, MD, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's 2nd Medical Officer

presented by Norma Erickson

View the recording here.

Monday, July 27, 2020 at 5:30pm

Gadgets & Gizmos IV

presented by Norma Erickson and Sarah Halter

Here's your chance to see historic medical artifacts that are usually hidden behind the scenes in storage. Guess what they are-- then learn the true story!

"The Evolution of the Medical Instrument Trade" View the recording here.

"Betwixt Myth and Modernity: Aesclepius and his daughters meet scientific medicine" View the recording here.

Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 2pm

The 1918 Pandemic: Indianapolis Confronts the 1918 Spanish Influenza

presented by William McNiece, MD and Bill Beck both from the Marion County Historical Society

Watch the recording here.

Friday, June 12, 2020

Emerging Viruses and Pandemics: Lessons from HIV/AIDS

presented by William H. Schneider, Phd

Watch the recording here.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

The Annual Lande Family Lecture

Picturing Nightingale: How Visual Culture Assisted the Rise of Nursing Professionals

presented by Jane E. Schultz, PhD

Watch the recording here.

To see a list of other past events, click here.

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