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Thu, Sep 15


Independence Mental Health Institute

O.W.L.S Days of Yore Museum

Join us on our next OWLS Discover our Museums trip, we will be visiting the State Mental Health Institute in Independence Iowa!

O.W.L.S Days of Yore Museum
O.W.L.S Days of Yore Museum

Time & Location

Sep 15, 2022, 9:30 AM

Independence Mental Health Institute , 2277 Iowa Ave, Independence, IA 50644, USA

About the Event

The next Older, Wiser, Livelier, Souls program will be on Thursday, September 15th. This year’s theme is “Discover our Museums”, and for September, O.W.L.S. will travel to Independence to tour the Days of Yore Museum at the Independence Mental Health Institute.

Learn about the early days of mental health treatment at the Days of Yore museum. The Independence Mental Health Institute opened in 1873 as Iowa’s second State Mental Hospital. This repository of items and equipment from another era showcases the fascinating history of State Hospital.

The shuttle will leave Osborne Park at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 15th, reservations are required. Reserve your spot today by calling (563) 245-1516 or visit the Osborne Nature Center. Osborne Nature Center is located on HWY 13 five miles south of Elkader. The center is open from 8:00am to 4:00pm, Monday-Friday. For more information on events visit

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Mon-Sat. 8:00 AM-4:00 PM & Sun. Noon - 4:00 PM 

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