avoid this psychiatric museum unless you are into cruel and unusual punishment because that is what this museum covers in the way of mental health care in the past.
Wonderful display of all aspects of the early psychiatric "profession", some of which are quite disturbing. Beautifully presented and docents are friendly and helpful. Whilst there don't forget to see the Native American, African American can Civil War Museums, all located in the same building.,
Really great insight into institutions as a whole, very representative. Give yourself some time for a visit, it's a large place. Probably the best museum in Missouri outside of St Louis. Well worth a visit.
Sorry to say we went to the Glore on a day that they were hosting a craft show, flea/farmers market. The hallways and some of the exhibit rooms were packed with vendors trying way too hard to sell you things which really detracted from the ability to enjoy the well presented exhibits. It also made for some tight quarters. But... More
This was an eye opening experience. There is so much to learn & see here. The fee to enter not only include Glore, but there are numerous exhibits to explore. Included is Civil War, Indian, African American, a doll collection, a room with information about Jesse James. The Glore exhibit is exceptional and certainly makes you glad you live in... More
Look at the group pictures of the staff hanging on the walls...look passed the posed people & gaze into the windows of the buildings. You will see some very curious mental patients looking out the windows.
It is hard to be believe in a time of controlled substances wherein most people who once would have been confined to mental institutions are now walking amongst us. Also, among those are women with sexual urges. Or women who defied their husbands. These were the walls that held such poor souls. You enter into this place and you are... More
The staff there is wonderful and very knowledgeable about the museum. We thought we were going to just visit an old psychiatric museum but it turned into several museums for one price! It is very interesting how the world of psychology has changed. It is worth the trip to visit.
This museum is an absolute gem in an unexpected location, and the admission price is well worth it ($5 as of July 2013, which includes access to the St. Joseph Museum and the St. Joseph Black Archives located in the same complex--though these are both considerably smaller than the Glore). The primary focus of the museum is the history of... More
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