Glore Psychiatric Museum

Glore Psychiatric Museum The Glore Psychiatric Museum tells the story of our understanding and treatment of the mentally ill, both at our own institution and in the rest of the United States and Europe from prehistory through drug therapy.
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Established in 1968 as a collection of displays for a St. Joseph State Hospital open house, the Glore Psychiatric Museum now presents over 10,000 items for viewing. The original displays were created by the museum’s namesake, George Glore, and are still a part of the collection. These exhibits give visitors a life-size visual of what mental health treatment devices looked like in the 17th, 18th an

Established in 1968 as a collection of displays for a St. Joseph State Hospital open house, the Glore Psychiatric Museum now presents over 10,000 items for viewing. The original displays were created by the museum’s namesake, George Glore, and are still a part of the collection. These exhibits give visitors a life-size visual of what mental health treatment devices looked like in the 17th, 18th an

Operating as usual

09/02/2021

The museum will be closed Monday Sep. 6th for Labor Day. Have a safe and fun holiday! We will be open Sunday and Tuesday for normal hours.

Today in 1973, a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden turns into a hostage situation. Over the next five days, some of the ...
08/23/2021
Stockholm Syndrome: The True Story of Hostages Loyal to Their Captor

Today in 1973, a bank robbery in Stockholm, Sweden turns into a hostage situation. Over the next five days, some of the hostages begin to sympathize with the people holding them captive. This in turn leads to the term “Stockholm Syndrome” being coined.

How a six-day hostage drama inside a Swedish bank christened the psychological phenomenon known as "Stockholm Syndrome."

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post
08/21/2021

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08/17/2021
New gift shop item ALERT! Poison rings are here just in time to add to your fall wardrobe. Which one would be your weapo...
08/10/2021

New gift shop item ALERT! Poison rings are here just in time to add to your fall wardrobe. Which one would be your weapon of choice?

Here is the recording of the virtual event from Aug. 5th if you missed it live!
08/07/2021
The Haunting of the Glore Psychiatric Museum with Becky Ray

Here is the recording of the virtual event from Aug. 5th if you missed it live!

Once part of State Lunatic Asylum No.2, the Glore Psychiatric Museum is rumored to be a site of paranormal activity. Join paranormal researcher and investiga...

08/07/2021
07/30/2021
07/29/2021

#ThankfulThursday to Teriq Newton, one of our MWSU students to volunteer with us this summer. He's been a great help at the admission's desk, and we wish him all the best as he graduates!

07/27/2021

Sign-up for this program by going to https://sjpl.librarymarket.com/events/glore-haunting. Once part of State Lunatic Asylum No.2, the Glore Psychiatric Museum is rumored to be a site of paranormal activity. Join paranormal researcher and investigator Becky Ray for an examination of these hauntings and the museum’s history. Becky Ray is a writer, researcher, and guide for American Hauntings. By day she works as a librarian, and by night she has been actively investigating the unknown for over 35 years.

07/23/2021

#ThankfulThursday Our last intern spotlight for the summer is Keevan Gibson. Keevan studied at Central State University and is interested in historic clothing and acting. He has helped us reorganize and document our clothing collection. Thank you to all of our interns as they wrap up their last days here. We've loved having you!

Such a fun group to have yesterday.
07/18/2021

Such a fun group to have yesterday.

Rustic Relics Model A group came to town this weekend and stopped by the Mansion and Museum.

07/15/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week is Ruquael Williams. Ruquael is joining us from MWSU. Ruquael is an avid reader and her favorite book is Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters. She has been helping us complete projects for the Black Archives Museum and other museum management projects. #ThankfulThursday

Richard C. McCarty, American psychologist, was born July 12, 1947. Much of McCarty's research has centered on behavioral...
07/12/2021

Richard C. McCarty, American psychologist, was born July 12, 1947. Much of McCarty's research has centered on behavioral and physiological adaptations to stress, and he has written more than 30 chapters and 150 articles for various publications. In 2020, his monograph, Stress and Mental Disorders: Insights From Animal Models, was published by Oxford University Press. He is currently working on a textbook, Stress, Health, and Disease, which is under contract with Guilford Press and has an expected publication date of 2022.

Richard C. McCarty, American psychologist, was born July 12, 1947. Much of McCarty's research has centered on behavioral and physiological adaptations to stress, and he has written more than 30 chapters and 150 articles for various publications. In 2020, his monograph, Stress and Mental Disorders: Insights From Animal Models, was published by Oxford University Press. He is currently working on a textbook, Stress, Health, and Disease, which is under contract with Guilford Press and has an expected publication date of 2022.

07/11/2021

Today in 2002, the painting “The Massacre of the Innocents” by Peter Paul Rubens is sold at a Sotherby’s auction. It fetched a price of approximately $76.2 million US dollars. This painting depicts the exodus to Egypt to escape Herod in Matthew 2:13-18. Bible pictured is from the Chester Lee and Gera Valee Smith family. The Bible is currently on display as part of the chapel exhibit on 3rd floor of the Glore Psychiatric Museum #ShowMeSaturday http://www.peter-paul-rubens.org/massacre-of-the-innocents/

07/09/2021

Reminder we are currently adding to the Black Archives Museum of St. Joseph collection. You could earn a prize for any donation you contribute to the Museum. Help save St. Joseph History! #FrederickAvenueFriday

07/08/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. Our intern spotlight this week is April Cowan. April is entering her sophomore year at MWSU. She enjoys making and studying art, listening to music, and being out side. She is a huge fan of cheering on her family in athletics, but not participating herself. She's been helping us this summer on graphic design and exhibits. Her dream is to move to Maine. #ThankfulThursday

07/05/2021
07/03/2021
If you missed this live virtual program yesterday through the St Joseph Public Library, here's your chance to watch the ...
07/03/2021
Ghost Hunting 101 with Becky Ray

If you missed this live virtual program yesterday through the St Joseph Public Library, here's your chance to watch the recording. Only available for a limited time! Learn the basics of ghost hunting and paranormal investigation from experienced researcher Becky Ray. Becky has been out to the Glore numerous times.

Paranormal investigation has become a popular hobby among enthusiasts who may have experienced something strange or unexplainable first hand. Learn the basic...

07/01/2021

We have alot to be thankful for this summer! We have been blessed with 5 summer interns. One of those interns is Cameron Massieon. Cameron is 19 and just completed his first year at Truman State University. He likes maps, Settlers of Catan, Godzilla movies, vanilla ice cream, and has a 13 year old basset hound named Clarence! "I am very excited to be doing this internship this summer!" #ThankfulThursday

06/30/2021

#WhatsItWednesday reveal time! It was a section of engine in the Yellow Rose Chevrolet Monte Carlo. The Yellow Rose was made my students at Woodson Children's Psychiatric Hospital. The Monte Carlo's first model year was 1970. Today in 1953, the first Chevrolet Corvette rolled off of the Flint Michigan assembly line.

06/30/2021

The Museum will be open normal hours Saturday and Monday for guests.

06/25/2021

Calling all museum supporters and closet cleaners! We are in need of shoeboxes for a children's program on August 8th. Currently accepting shoebox or similar size box donations at the 3406 Frederick avenue site. Dig Day covering archaeology and dinosaurs will include one of these personal dig site boxes for each of our 24 kids. Watch for the Facebook event to come out Sunday! Photo of a similar plastic model.

06/24/2021
Psychology Social Hour

Dr. Chase O'Gwin, assistant professor at NWMSU joins us today to talk about the history of mental illnesses and the changes in diagnoses.

Address

3406 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
64506

There is a bus stop nearby, both on Frederick Avenue, and at our back entrance on 36th Street.

General information

The museum is located in the old medical-surgical (then receiving unit) building of what was termed the State Lunatic Asylum No. 2 when it opened on November 9th, 1874. The building is handicap accessible (flat entrance and elevator access) and there is a wheelchair available for visitor's use. Admission is $6.00 for adults, $5.00 for seniors, $4.00 for children 7-18 and college students, children 6 and under are free. We do offer AAA and military discounts.

Opening Hours

Monday 10am - 5pm
Tuesday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 5pm
Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 5pm

Telephone

(816) 232-8471

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turned the lion head motif into a 3d object, now I can print it, cast it and you can sell tiny versions of it for souvenirs, LOL
Robotics Workshop!!!😀
This really brings back an assortment of emotions. I've walked those halls. My grandmother was a patient there, and in 1963 they let her come home for a while to be with my grandfather. We live in a small town about 65 miles from St. Joe. My dad was taking her back to the hospital when he had a head-on collision that killed her and my grandfather. Even with her mental incapacities, my grandfather couldn't have lived without her, I believe. In retrospect, I think it was all in god's plans to take them together. Still sorting the emotions.
I'm planning a road trip and potentially a visit - what amount of time would you suggest I budget to get the best experience the Museum has to offer? Thanks for any help you may provide!
Eclipse weekend we have a lot planned at the Wyeth Tootle Mansion along with additional hours on Sunday.
This should be of some intrest here. I remember when dad was involved in the cemetery location & identification at our hospital.