Here are the Special Programs for Mental Health Awareness Month at the Hennage Auditorium at the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg
These programs are included in your museum admission, Good Neighbor Pass or Annual Membership. They are held in the Hennage Auditorium which in on the bottom floor of the Art Museum of Colonial Williamsburg. To see all of the May events at the Hennage visit here.
The Public Hospital of 1773
Tuesdays, May 10, 17, 24 and 31 at 4 p.m.
Opened in 1773, the Public Hospital in Williamsburg and was the first mental hospital in British North America. Discover how the treatment of patients and the facility changed over time during this illustrated conversation. (1 hour) Admission is included with museum admission, Good Neighbor Pass or Annual Membership. MORE INFO
Was King George Really Mad?
Wednesdays, May 11, 18 and 25 at 10:30 a.m.
During this interactive program, learn about King George III and his bouts of illnesses, the commemorative objects created to celebrate his recovery, and learn what recent scientific findings have revealed. (1 hour) Admission is included with museum admission, Good Neighbor Pass or Annual Membership. More Info
Treat as Sane: 19th-century Psychiatric Care
Thursdays, May 12 and 19 at 10:30 a.m.
During this illustrated lecture historian Dr. Kelly Brennan, discusses the 19th-century treatment philosophies of the “moral management” movement in psychiatric care and how it was implemented at the Williamsburg Public Hospital. (1 hour) Admission is included with museum admission, Good Neighbor Pass or Annual Membership. MORE INFO
Public Hospital Visit
Mondays May 9, 16, 23, 30 and Fridays May 6, 13, 20, 27 at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m.
Tour the reconstructed Public Hospital of 1773 and chat with a historian about Mental Health Care in the 18th Century. (30 minutes) Free reservation (available at any ticket location) required in addition to museum admission. More Info