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One Tank Trips: Glore Psychiatric Museum

Walk the halls of the Glore Psychiatric Museum
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Posted at 5:00 AM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 08:06:44-04

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. — Explore the 145-year history of the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, Missouri, if you're looking for a spookier One Tank Trip.

The museum is located in a building of the former St. Joseph State Mental Hospital and is named after George Glore.

Glore was an employee of the hospital and built life-size models of some of the devices formerly used for mental health treatment.

As you tour the museum, you'll find artifacts such as medical equipment, old staff uniforms, photographs, and artwork and writing created by the patients.

Along with the artifacts, you'll learn stories about some of the patients.

One of those stories involves a man who wrote television diaries. This patient wrote over 500 notes and stuffed them into the hospital television believing that those notes would be transmitted or sent through the television.

Another story, depicted through nails and screws, tells the tale of a woman who died at the hospital and when her autopsy was performed, they discovered over 1,400 different items; which are on display for you to see.

You can explore the bone-chilling halls for yourself Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., and Sundays 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Tickets for adults are $7 dollars and children under six are free.

Visit the museum website for more information.