Glore Psychiatric Museum Is One Of The Strangest Places You Can Go In Missouri
Mental health is not a typical theme for a museum, but exploring Glore Psychiatric Museum will give visitors an insight into the minds of those afflicted with mental illness. It was named after a former occupational therapist at St. Joseph State Hospital, George Glore. In 1968, he created the original displays along with the help of some of his patients.
In 2014, the Glore Psychiatric Museum became part of St. Joseph Museums, Inc. which also oversees the Black Archives Museum, Doll Museum, and Native American and History Galleries, all housed in the St. Joseph Museum Complex. You can spend all day exploring what this building has to offer. However, Glore Psychiatric Museum is one-of-a-kind, dubbed “One of the 50 Most Unusual Museums in the Country.” It is an eye-opening look at what has been done to mental health patients and how they were treated over the centuries. Both education and intriguing, a visit to the Glore will be one you will never forget!
Address: Glore Psychiatric Museum, 3406 Frederick Ave, St Joseph, MO 64506, USA
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