The Indiana Medical History Museum is the Old Pathology building which stands on the grounds of the old Central State Hospital of Indiana. The museum is currently reimaging the story they tell about the history of Central State Hospital. Here are some keys questions that the museum is asking themselves.
“How do we interpret a place that no longer exists?”
“Whose story do we tell – the doctor’s, the patient’s, the staff’s, the neighborhood’s?”
“How do we balance the story without being celebratory or overly critical?”
“How do we respect those who lived and died here without giving in to sensationalism?”
“How do we share the stories of the individuals when their significance continued past their death date?”
“How do we celebrate the accomplishments and advancements of mental health care while acknowledging the cyclical nature?”