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June 12, 2019St. Joseph, MO | By: Lily Lopez
The Glore Psychiatric Museum is hosting historian Amanda Hunyar next week when she will discuss her book 150 Years of the St. Louis State Hospital - A Journey Toward Hope. Public Relations Officer for the Museum, Kathy Reno, says that the events will cover the long history of the State Hospital and how it’s evolved over time.
"She's written the definitive book on the St. Louis State hospital which actually became operational clear back in the 1800s. We opened in 1874 - there's about a six year gap betweent their beginning and ours. They started in 1869 and we thought there was really a connection there in terms of the early St. Joe's and Missouri State Hospitals."
Reno says the event will provide the opportunity to learn more about the shared histories on the St. Joseph and St. Louis State Hospitals.
"Because as Amanda says, it's not only the history of our hospitals, but she likes to stress it's important to the story of our state. Because all these early hospitals, ours in St. Joseph, Missouri and theirs in St. Louis were state run facilities."
Admission is free and resevations are not required. Light refreshments will be served. The event is set for Thursday, June 20th at 6 p.m. at the Glore Psychiatric Museum located at 3406 Frederick Avenue.