Exhibit at the International Museum of Surgical Science
Provident Hospital: A Living Legacy
In recognition of Black History Month and the 125th Anniversary of the founding of Provident Hospital, "Provident Hospital: A Living Legacy" opened at the International Museum of Surgical Science on February 19th, 2017. This custom exhibit brings to life the Legacy of Provident Hospital and Dr. Daniel Hale Williams through rarely displayed artifacts and photos from the hospital and training school's history. This exhibit examines health history and social history as not only parallel but interdependent.
February 19th, 2016-February 26th, 2017 International Musuem of Surgical Science 1524 Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60610
About the Museum
The International Museum of Surgical Science (IMSS) is the only museum in North America entirely dedicated to the art and science of surgery. The Museum opened to the public in 1954 as a division of the International College of Surgeons with the mission of enriching the lives of its visitors by enhancing their appreciation and understanding of surgery and related subjects in health and medicine. Housed in an historic landmarked mansion on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive, the Museum’s four floors of exhibitions interpret the ancient and modern healing traditions of Eastern and Western civilizations, from acupuncture to the x-ray.
Nearly 40,000 people visit the Museum each year to view artifacts and examples of cutting edge medical technology, as well as works of art and archival materials from the museum’s permanent collection. Visitors can also take part in a variety of dynamic public programs, including guided tours, lectures and panel discussion focused on medical history, art, and science. The Museum’s education program annually hosts around 4,000 students from 300 institutions, who have the opportunity to participate in a number of themed self guided tours and interactive visitor experiences during their visit.