Michael T. Keene: Mad House:  The Hidden History of Insane Asylums in 19th Century New York

Join us at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13 and discover the details of 19th-Century insane asylums. With vivid detail you will travel through the lineage and architecture of the asylums in New York. For his book, Mad House, Michael T. Keene focused his research on the insane asylum wards of 19th Century New York and the rich assortment of doctors and patients that inhabited them. You will be educated and entertained as you follow along with Michael and the sad, but engaging, inhabitants in the hidden history of New York insane asylums.

The lecture will be held at Wm. H. Adams' Antiquarian Book Shop, Main Street, Hobart. The lecture will begin at 2 pm, last about an hour, and will be followed by refreshments. There is no charge and all are welcome, but seating is limited.


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