September 3, 2020

Indiana Medical History Museum Working To Identify Those Buried In Central State Cemetery


Sarah Halter is executive director of the Indiana Medical History Museum in Indianapolis. - Courtesy of Sarah Halter

Sarah Halter is executive director of the Indiana Medical History Museum in Indianapolis.

Courtesy of Sarah Halter

The Indiana Medical History Museum at Central State continues to highlight its history by focusing on the stories of patients who were treated at the psychiatric facility -- in service from the 1840s through 2010.

Its latest project involves identifying patients buried in the first section of a cemetery on the site.

From WFYI's Arts and Culture desk, Jill Ditmire spoke with Executive Director of the Indiana Medical History Museum Sarah Halter about the project and efforts to memorialize those buried there.

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