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 and 19th centuries. Glore, then the occupational therapist for the St. Joseph State Hospital, worked with his patients to create the original displays that tell the story of early treatments. In 2014 became a member museum of the St. Joseph Museums, Inc.

Operating as usual

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post
06/12/2021

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post

St. Joseph Museums adds new database
06/08/2021
St. Joseph Museums adds new database

St. Joseph Museums adds new database

People now can see more of the St. Joseph Museums’ collection and without even having to go to the actual locations to do it.

05/31/2021

REMINDER WE ARE CLOSED TODAY. In 1971 Memorial day switched to the last Monday in May, as opposed to always May 30th.

05/30/2021

We will be CLOSED tomorrow. Today in 1868, Decoration Day is observed for the first time in the United States. Decoration Day was the predecessor to Memorial Day.

Paintings are on 3rd floor of the Glore exhibits!
05/25/2021

Paintings are on 3rd floor of the Glore exhibits!

Robert Leopold Spitzer born today in 1932 was a psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New Y...
05/22/2021
Psychology Social Hour | St. Joseph Museums

Robert Leopold Spitzer born today in 1932 was a psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at Columbia University in New York City. He was a major force in the development of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).
Those diagnoses have changed many times over the years in the history of mental health. You can learn more about that process on our next Psychology Social Hour with Dr. Chase O'Gwin. This event is a free virtual event hosted over Zoom and Facebook Live.

This session will cover the history of mental illness and diagnosis changes. Presented by Chase O’Gwin, professor in the NWMSU psychology department.

Today in 1990: Homosexuality is removed from the list of psychiatric diseases by the General Assembly of the World Healt...
05/17/2021

Today in 1990: Homosexuality is removed from the list of psychiatric diseases by the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO). #mentalhealthawareness

Today in 1990: Homosexuality is removed from the list of psychiatric diseases by the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO). #mentalhealthawareness

Today in 1817: The Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason opens up in Philadelphia, Pennsy...
05/15/2021

Today in 1817: The Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of Their Reason opens up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This hospital – which was the first private mental health institution in the U.S – is now known as Friends Hospital. The Glore Psychiatric Museum tells the story of the State Lunatic Asylum #2 in MO. There were 5 total state institutions in MO as well as private facilities. #ShowMeSaturday

Sneak Peak! Seven new Arthur Kraft paintings and one sculpture have arrived for display. They should be installed by the...
05/13/2021

Sneak Peak! Seven new Arthur Kraft paintings and one sculpture have arrived for display. They should be installed by the end of next week.

05/12/2021

Happy International Nurses Day 12th. Nurse doll was made in Independence MO and came to the museum in 1953.
Italian-English nurse and social reformer, Florence Nightingale was born today in 1820. #ToyTuesday

May 12 1846: Leaving Independence, Missouri for a new life in California, the Donner Party heads out today. Their infamo...
05/12/2021

May 12 1846: Leaving Independence, Missouri for a new life in California, the Donner Party heads out today. Their infamous year long journey was filled with hardship and ended with cannibalism. One of our more popular gift shop items is this Hypertheticals card game. This game asks would-you-rather type questions. We hear visitors ask eachother this one from the back of the box often.

#ThankfulThursday to you all, and a happy birthday to Sigmund Freud (1856)! Reminder that we are doing a special GIFT SH...
05/06/2021

#ThankfulThursday to you all, and a happy birthday to Sigmund Freud (1856)! Reminder that we are doing a special GIFT SHOP SALE, 10% off anything Freud related. THIS WEEK ONLY! Pictured here is a small sample of those items at the 3406 Frederick Avenue shop. #SundayFunday #Freud

#ThankfulThursday to you all, and a happy birthday to Sigmund Freud (1856)! Reminder that we are doing a special GIFT SHOP SALE, 10% off anything Freud related. THIS WEEK ONLY! Pictured here is a small sample of those items at the 3406 Frederick Avenue shop. #SundayFunday #Freud

Happy National Paranormal Day. Did you know both our locations have paranormal activity? The Glore has a once a year Spe...
05/03/2021

Happy National Paranormal Day. Did you know both our locations have paranormal activity? The Glore has a once a year Spend the Night event the first Saturday of October. The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion has fewer groups out, but a pretty good history of activity itself. Throughout the year public ticketed events through other parties are available to investigate for a portion of the night OR you could rent the locations yourself! If you are brave enough to explore the locations at night contact [email protected] or call 816-232-8471 to check our calendar for public or private investigations.

Austrian psychoanalyst and neurologist, Sigmund Freud was born May 6th,1856. In honor of his birthday we are doing a spe...
05/02/2021

Austrian psychoanalyst and neurologist, Sigmund Freud was born May 6th,1856. In honor of his birthday we are doing a special GIFT SHOP SALE! 10% off anything Freud related. THIS WEEK ONLY! Pictured here is a small sample of those items at the 3406 Frederick Avenue shop. #SundayFunday #Freud

Austrian psychoanalyst and neurologist, Sigmund Freud was born May 6th,1856. In honor of his birthday we are doing a special GIFT SHOP SALE! 10% off anything Freud related. THIS WEEK ONLY! Pictured here is a small sample of those items at the 3406 Frederick Avenue shop. #SundayFunday #Freud

Spanish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate, Santiago Ramon y Cajal was born today in 1852. Santiago was the first S...
05/01/2021

Spanish neuroscientist and Nobel Prize laureate, Santiago Ramon y Cajal was born today in 1852. Santiago was the first Spaniard to receive a scientific Nobel Prize in 1906. Hundreds of his drawings illustrating the arborizations ("tree growing") of brain cells are still in use for educational and training purposes. Does this neuron look familiar? T-shirt available in our gift shop at 3406 Frederick Avenue. (Camara lucida drawing of a Purkinje cell in the cat's cerebellar cortex, by Santiago Ramón y Cajal.) #ShowMeSaturday

04/29/2021
Psych Social Hour

Thank you to Amy Barton and Elizabeth Dimmitt for presenting with us this evening. Some great information on anxiety, guided meditation, and other good coping mechanisms. Our next Psychology Social Hour will be Thursday June 24th at 6 pm. Chase O'Gwin on the history of different diagnoses in mental health over time. #breakthestigma

04/29/2021

Another way to get those Sponsor level perks is to adopt an object in our gold tier. This adoption program comes with the NARM membership, our other membership benefits, PLUS you get an adoption certificate, a brief history of that object, and a photograph to help commemorate the item you chose to help preserve for this calendar year. Pictured below is a small selection of items in that tier. *This is a donation to help preserve the object, not a purchase of the item from our collection. For more information or to adopt an object visit: https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/adopt-an-object-gold

04/29/2021

This #ThankfulThursday goes out to our Sponsor level of membership. Sponsors donate $250 annually and receive the below benefits from the museum. Including a NEW membership swap with 3 other Missouri Museums! BUT THAT'S NOT ALL! They also receive a membership to the North American Reciprocal Membership program. That NARM program has over 945 museums!! More information can be found at https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/become-a-member, or you can always stop in person or call in at 816-232-8471.

04/27/2021

Wyeth-Tootle gardeners are requesting some help planting this Friday and Saturday starting at 10 am. If you have some free time we'd love to have the help! 1100 Charles Street, St. Joseph MO 64501.

04/25/2021

Our programming committee is developing our goals and plans for our upcoming accreditation review. Can you spare about 3 minutes to help us understand our current adult programming audience? This will help us figure out or current demographic and how we can best grow for the future. #lifelonglearners #HelpUsHelpYou #SundayFunday
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7FZXBB

Today in 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery. Isn't it just fascinating how pat...
04/24/2021

Today in 1990 the Hubble Space Telescope is launched from the Space Shuttle Discovery. Isn't it just fascinating how patterns in the universe repeat themselves?! One of these photos is a multi-lightyear wide nebula, the other is microscopic cell in your eye's retina.
The first photo is the crab nebula photograph from the Hubbel. You can view more images here https://hubblesite.org/resource-gallery/images
The second is a tri-layered projection of a ganglion cell in the retina of the eye showing each of the neuron branches (dendrites) Image by Ben Sivyer.

Danish physician and Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Fibiger was born today in 1867. One of his contributions to medicine...
04/23/2021

Danish physician and Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Fibiger was born today in 1867. One of his contributions to medicine was in 1898, for context the State Lunatic Asylum #2 was founded 1874. #FrederickAvenueFriday
Fibiger's doctoral research was on diphtheria. He developed more efficient method of growing bacteria in a laboratory setting. He discovered that there were two different strains of the diphtheria bacillus that produce two different symptoms, now called nasopharyngeal and cutaneous diphtheria. He also produced a blood serum against the disease. He was known for his methodological system of research. One of his experiments from 1898 in which he tested the blood serum for diphtheria is regarded by some as the first controlled clinical trial. While working as a Junior Physician in Blegdamshospitalet, he tested his diphtheria serum among hundreds (484) patients. As would be in modern clinical trial, he separated serum-treated and untreated patients, and found that more of untreated patients died than the treated ones.

Danish physician and Nobel Prize laureate, Johannes Fibiger was born today in 1867. One of his contributions to medicine was in 1898, for context the State Lunatic Asylum #2 was founded 1874. #FrederickAvenueFriday
Fibiger's doctoral research was on diphtheria. He developed more efficient method of growing bacteria in a laboratory setting. He discovered that there were two different strains of the diphtheria bacillus that produce two different symptoms, now called nasopharyngeal and cutaneous diphtheria. He also produced a blood serum against the disease. He was known for his methodological system of research. One of his experiments from 1898 in which he tested the blood serum for diphtheria is regarded by some as the first controlled clinical trial. While working as a Junior Physician in Blegdamshospitalet, he tested his diphtheria serum among hundreds (484) patients. As would be in modern clinical trial, he separated serum-treated and untreated patients, and found that more of untreated patients died than the treated ones.

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post
04/22/2021

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post

04/21/2021
Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post
04/17/2021

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post

04/15/2021

#ThankfulThursday to our family contributors this week. Family contribution is $75 donation. Family tier benefits are pictured below. We are currently in the process of receiving new and renewed memberships RIGHT NOW! For more information you can visit our website at https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/become-a-member. You can also stop in to the museum and complete that process or give us a call at 816-232-8471,

04/13/2021

#ToyTuesday

Volunteer Appreciation Night | St. Joseph Museums
04/13/2021
Volunteer Appreciation Night | St. Joseph Museums

Volunteer Appreciation Night | St. Joseph Museums

Our volunteers are Oz-some! In person and online hybrid event, feel free to come anytime within the event hours. Presentation, trivia game, and more to show how much we appreciate your efforts!

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post
04/10/2021

Photos from St Joseph Museums Inc.'s post

Timeline Photos
04/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Dr. Howard A. Rusk was born #OTD in 1901 in Brookfield, MO. Known as the father of rehabilitative medicine, before Rusk’s innovative treatment program, disabled and severely injured individuals were often overlooked by the medical community. Rusk helped thousands of individuals achieve a better quality of life through his approach to rehabilitation and his work to change attitudes within the medical community toward working with those physically disabled. As a result, amputees, paraplegics, stroke victims, and others afflicted by physical challenges found hope in rehabilitative medicine. Learn more about this Historic Missourian at https://historicmissourians.shsmo.org/howard-rusk

Historic Missourians features well-resourced biographies for notable Missourians and meets education standards set by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. A project of the State Historical Society of Missouri, Historic Missourians is a great resource for students and educators.

04/08/2021

This #ThankfulThursday we are sharing our Individual membership benefits. At the Individual level, members donate $50 and receive these perks pictured below for the year. Memberships are a fundamental financial support for the museum each year. More information about the membership program and application can be found at https://www.stjosephmuseum.org/become-a-member

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 10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(816) 232-8471

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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.