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Brown House Chiropractic Museum

The Brown House Chiropractic Museum exists for the purpose of storing and exhibiting chiropractic history items. The focus of the museum is on items that pertain to:

a)      Traditional, subluxation-centered chiropractic (magazine articles and equipment)
b)      Dr. Lyle Sherman, namesake of the College
c)      Dr. Thom Gelardi, founder of the College
d)     D.D., B.J., and Mabel Palmer, including items from the B.J. Palmer winter home museum in Sarasota, Florida, recently donated by the Sid Williams family.

Hours for the museum vary from quarter-to-quarter. The (non-therapeutic) curator of the museum is Dr. John Hart who can be reached by email at: jhart@sherman.edu

Museum hours

Summer Quarter July 14 –September 9: Tuesdays 10:00 AM to noon

Directions

From the student parking lot, go across the bridge and walk up the sidewalk through the woods. The entrance to the chiropractic museum is located near the end of the sidewalk on the side of the Brown house.

Photo Gallery from the Chiropractic Museum

Museum News

Dr. Howard Shore (Sherman grad ’81), from Southgate, Michigan recently donated an office sign that was used by the late Drs. Clair and Roger O’Dell who also practiced in Southgate. Both Clair and Roger have supported Sherman over the years, and many Sherman graduates will remember the on-campus presentations given by Dr. Clair O’Dell. Shown in the photo is Jeff Varady (middle) and his son, Blaise Varady (right) delivering the sign to Dr. Hart on behalf of Dr. Shore. As another note of interest, Blaise is planning to enroll at Sherman within the next couple of years.

Dr. Howard Shore (Sherman grad ’81), from Southgate, Michigan recently donated an office sign that was used by the late Drs. Clair and Roger O’Dell who also practiced in Southgate. Both Clair and Roger have supported Sherman over the years, and many Sherman graduates will remember the on-campus presentations given by Dr. Clair O’Dell. Shown in the photo is Jeff Varady (middle) and his son, Blaise Varady (right) delivering the sign to Dr. Hart on behalf of Dr. Shore. As another note of interest, Blaise is planning to enroll at Sherman within the next couple of years.

Donations Received

  1. Dr. Howard Shore:
    Sign used by Dr. Clair and Roger O’Dell, Southgate MI, longtime Sherman supporters
  2. Dr. Tedd Koren:
    Items from the collections of the famous medical scientist, Henry Winsor, MD
  3. Dr. Suzanne Wahler:
    Puckett Torquemaster (attaches to wall for sitting toggle recoil adjustments)
  4. Dr. David Smith:
    Items from the Universal Chiropractic College, from the estate of Dr. James Hilston of Harleysville, PA
  5. Dr. Ashley Stalmack:
    Dermo-thermo-graph, bilateral scales, and goniometer.

Picture of B.J. Palmer

One of our work study students in the museum, Courtney Geer, discovered an original photo of Dr. B.J. Palmer, dated May of 1961 while discharging her duties as a museum cataloguer. Dr. Palmer passed away May 27, 1961, so Dr. Hart considers this to be one of the last, if not the last photo of Dr. Palmer prior to his passing.

Museum curator
John Hart, D.C.,
jhart@sherman.edu
864-578-8770, ext. 232

Museum advisory board:

  1. Debbie Cordero
  2. Joe Donofrio, D.C.
  3. Miguel Hastings
  4. Mitzi Schwartzbauer, D.C.
  5. Roberta Thomas

Read more about chiropractic history.

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