IFCPP NE Chapter visited the Public Health Museum
Tewksbury, Massachusetts, September 20, 2018 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.
As part of the Tewksbury Hospital, it was the first museum devoted to public health in America.
Austin Sharpe (IFCPP NE Chapter President)
Nick Haddon (Secretary/Treasurer), Addison Gallery
Gary Miville, Chapter Board Member, RIBI Security
Rick St. Hilaire, Chapter Board Member, Cultural Heritage Lawyer
Charles Wilkinson, Addison Gallery
Kara Phillips, Addison Gallery
Charles Morano, SMG
Skip Wilkins, SMG
John Kozak, SMG
Steven Landry, Maine Historical
Joe Antanavich, RIBI Security
Gilda Rossetti, Addison Gallery
Dolores Mann, Addison Gallery
Linda Perry, Public Health Museum
As both a cultural and educational institution, the Museum strives to preserve artifacts and records of our nation’s history in public health and serve as a resource to the community to educate and promote public health initiatives that address current health issues.
The tour of the museum was led by Linda Perry and included the history of public health hospitals, infectious diseases (tuberculosis, smallpox, polio), patent medicines, mental health, dental health, nursing and education.
The exhibits included many medical procedures that were pioneered in Boston hospitals and adopted by the Tewksbury Hospital.
Over lunch, SMG Corporate Services presented their active shooter training program.
We are grateful to the guides at the Public Health Museum and SMG Corporation for their participation in the tour and the sharing of their knowledge and experience.
Note that the next meeting of the Chapter will be at the Currier Museum of Art, Manchester, NH from 9:45am to 1:45pm on Thursday, October 25, 2018.
IFCPP New England Secretary/Treasurer