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Put Away: Almshouses, Asylums and Institutions in American History, Part I

Put Away: Almshouses, Asylums and Institutions in American History, Part I

Hundreds of thousands of Americans were placed in institutional settings because of a chronic mental illness, disability or "disobedient and incorrigible" behavior.  Compassionate care in these facilities often eroded to abuse, neglect, epidemics and hopelessness. Yet, institutions also reflect the reality American families faced in an age before special education, psychiatric care, drug rehabilitation and laws protecting the civil rights of American with disabilities

Sponsored by the Central Texas Genealogical Society and the Genealogy Center Waco-McLennan County Library

Date:
Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location:
West Waco Meeting Room
Campus:
West Waco
Categories:
Genealogy

Event Organizer

Bill Buckner

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