Chiropractic History on Display at Brown House Museum

April 24, 2002 -   A traveling display showcasing the history of the chiropractic profession will soon settle in at Sherman College’s Brown House and Museum and will be available for viewing during Lyceum.

The display, on loan from Palmer College, was originally created as a celebration of chiropractic’s centennial and has been exhibited at chiropractic colleges and organizations across the country. It consists of five two-sided wooden panels, each about 20 feet wide. Each section presents approximately 20 years of chiropractic history through text, photography and examples of adjusting tables.

John Hart, D.C., recently named the museum’s curator, will be at the Brown House Museum to guide guests through the exhibit and answer any questions during Lyceum on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, May 23-25, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

“I’m extremely excited to have the opportunity to share this display of chiropractic history with our guests during Lyceum,” Hart says. “It’s a wonderful way to celebrate our profession’s heritage and look forward to our future. The staff and faculty at Sherman are incredibly dedicated to preserving our share of history, and I’m so glad to contribute by continuing that preservation at the museum.”

Once the display leaves Sherman College to continue its cross-country journey, Hart will focus on further categorizing and arranging the college’s archive collections. “My goal is to have the Brown House Museum arranged so that students and visitors can look up a topic and find the appropriate documents with ease,” he says. “Dr. Gordon Brown and Mrs. Helen McPike Brown have done a magnificent job of getting me started on arranging the museum.”

Hart plans to sort through documents, one box at a time, with a notepad handy. After organizing all the archives, he will make an electronic version of the document list so that students and visitors can access the information from the college’s library. He also hopes to schedule regular hours of operation for the museum.

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