Centennial Exhibition - The Hospital on Main Street: Human Dignity and Mental Health
Austen Riggs Center
The exhibition will be located in the newly renovated annex of the Old Corner House (48 Main Street) in Stockbridge, and chronicles the history of Riggs, from its founding by Dr. Austen Fox Riggs in 1919, to its current position as a leading psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center.
The exhibition is structured to tell three key stories:
- The founding of the Austen Riggs Center and the larger historical context of mental health care in America
- The development of a treatment model integrating principles of psychoanalysis and social learning in a therapeutic community
- The partnership between Riggs and the local community, and Riggs’ commitment to education, training, research, and outreach.
Public Opening Set for Sunday, May 26, 2019 (Read the press release on the opening)
November 1: Closed for the Winter Season and will reopen in the Spring of 2020
Visit by appointment: call 413-931-5249 to schedule with Alison Lotto.
For more information on Austen Riggs centennial events go to https://www.austenriggs.org/centennial-events.