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Centennial Exhibition - The Hospital on Main Street: Human Dignity and Mental Health

Austen Riggs Center

48 Main Street
StockbridgeBerkshire County, Massachusetts 01262
May 26, 2019 at 10:00 AM to December 30, 2019 at 4:00 PM

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)

Hours
Sunday, May 26  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, May 27  10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Summer-Fall Hours
Thursday - Monday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

For more information on Austen Riggs centennial events go to https://www.austenriggs.org/centennial-events.

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