Wednesday, March 17, 2021 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT
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Historic Northampton
Historic Northampton

Exile: Homelessness and Northampton State Hospital

On July 4, 1856, local & state dignitaries laid the cornerstone for the Northampton State Hospital. Christopher J. Sparks will compare 19th century thinking about the root causes of psychiatric disorders, which led to the establishment of the hospital, with 20th century ideas about mental health, which culminated with the closing of the hospital.

Registration is closed. This event has already been held.