Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Science Matters Lunch and Learn: A History of Mental Illness Treatments

March 17, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented in partnership with the Kansas City Public Library

The program

Join us for a lively discussion about the history of treatments for mental illnesses. Cole Klawuhn, historic preservationist and archival assistant for St. Joseph Museums, Inc., will discuss treatments, such as blood theory, hydrotherapy, lobotomies, all the way up to modern-day psychopharmacologies.

The speaker

Cole Klawuhn is the historic preservationist and archival assistant for St. Joseph Museums, Inc., where he has worked extensively with the Glore psychiatric collection. The award-winning Glore Psychiatric Museum, located in St. Joseph, Missouri, chronicles the 145-year history of the state hospital and centuries of mental health treatment. The museum is located on the adjoining grounds of the original state hospital and has been recognized as “one of the 50 most unusual museums in the country” with mentions in national publications and on television networks, including The Learning Channel, The Discovery Channel, PBS, and The Science Channel.

Accessing the program

This free, livestream program will take place via Zoom. Registration is currently open and will remain open until the event has ended. After you register you will receive an email with a link to join the session. To help us better serve our audiences, we have included some demographic questions in the registration form. Your response to these questions is voluntary but appreciated.  Thank you!

Click here to register


The Linda Hall Library encourages people of all backgrounds and abilities to participate in our public programs.  Closed captioning is provided.  If you require additional reasonable accommodations in order to participate, please contact events@lindahall.org or call 816.926.8753 at least 24 hours in advance of the event.

Once you register for this event, you will receive email communications from the Linda Hall Library and the Linda Hall Library Foundation. You may choose to opt out of these communications at any time. Your contact information will not be sold or provided to any third parties.

Further reading at the Linda Hall Library


This program is funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Its content is solely the responsibility of the Linda Hall Library.


March 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:
, , ,


Linda Hall Library



Questions? Contact Eric Ward at 816.926.8753 for more information about these events.

Make a gift and support free programs for all. Give now.