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March 16, 2019
1:00 PM
2277 Iowa Ave
Independence, IA 50644
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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Mike Cook will lead a tour of many parts of the Mental Health Institute including some tunnels and the museum. Registration Required.

As part of the One Book One Independence (OBOI) 2019 programming with the Independence Public Library, please join us on a tour of Independence’s own Mental Health Institute (MHI) beginning at 1:00 pm. The tour will be led by Mike Cook, MHI Plant Operations Manager, with visits to the auditorium, the cafeteria, the infirmary, an operating room, a ward now turned into offices, and part of the underground tunnels. The tour concludes with a self-guided visit to the “Days of Yore” museum which is a repository of items and equipment on display from another era that draws attention to the history of the hospital.

Advanced registration is required for this free 90-minute tour and space is limited. Please note there is limited handicap accessibility and a considerable amount of walking. To sign up, please contact the library at 319-334-2470 or email Other tours are scheduled for Saturday, March 2 and Saturday, March 16. See more information about the 2019 One book One Independence opportunities here: OBOI 2019