|Tours & Events
2017 HOURS: THE MUSEUM IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
ANY DAY FROM 9AM TO 7PM
Contact Sandy at 260-635-2490, Beverly at 260-636-2312 or Jane at 260-693-3788 to book your
private or school tour.
Admission: Adults $5; K-12 $3; Pre-school free.
Check back with us ... events to be posted soon.
Save the Museum Membership Drive
Become a member of the museum. Your tax deductible membership aids us in keeping this historic structure, its artifacts and memory alive for future generations. All memberships are for a one year period and include a newsletter and free tours during regular hours. Memberships can be mailed to: Luckey Hospital Museum, P.O. Box 143, Wolf Lake, IN 46796
Membership levels: $10 - Bronze; $25 - Silver; $50 - Gold; $100 - Platinum; $1000 - Diamond
Do you have a story or experience to share about the Luckey Hospital? We are collecting oral histories and your memories add to the rich history of the Museum. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
This room contains a vast collection of nurse's uniforms dating from the 1930s. The oldest uniforms and caps are hand-made. The earliest styles were dresses; in later years pants suits became popular and then scrubs and print tops.
On display is a typical surgery tray, less instruments. Housed in cabinets are instruments of the era for everything from the removal of tonsills kidney stones and gall bladders, trochars to drain the belly of excess fluids, curettes, bowel clamps, hip pins, and much more. Around the room is a display of bedpans from the simple and practical to the whimsical.
This room was used for overflow when the 20 beds upstairs were occupied, as well as for children having tonsillectomies. They were close to the doctors if there was a problem, and they also got plenty of attention from the staff and visitors. Before the adjustable bed, an upturned chair with blankets for padding was used to support paitents.
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