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Tuesday Treasure: Westport Sanitariums

June 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm 6:30 pm

Discussions about and the treatment of mental health has changed dramatically over the past several hundred years. Institutions created for the treatment of the “insane” were called sanitariums, of which there were two in Westport. See objects from Westport Sanitarium, the original location of which was in Westport’s Winslow Park (colloquially called the “dog park”). You will also view items relating to the health and wellbeing of everyday Westporters, as well as hearing the story the coup of one mental institution in Westport. 

Tuesday Treasures is a Westport Museum programming series showcasing objects from the collection not normally on public view. See and hear the stories behind some of the most unique, mysterious and impactful artifacts in our community.  

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