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Education Programs

The Museum of Osteopathic Medicine offers educational tours, lectures, and traveling exhibits of museum artifacts.

The Healer Within You

The Healer Within You Programs are curriculum-integrated activities provided online by the Museum that are not otherwise available to local schools. They are set up to serve children in Kindergarten through Grade 8. The Museum identified curriculum integration points using the 2008 Approved State of Missouri Curriculum for K-8 (Department of Education, State of Missouri). Upon request the Museum will offer assistance with using the Kindergarten through Grade 8, “Healer Within You” Curriculum.

  • Tours

    Museum staff give tours to varied groups, including school children, college students, and senior citizens, as well as friends of the osteopathic profession and ATSU-KCOM applicants. Tours can be adapted to the particular interests of the tour group (e.g., local history, health and medicine, medical instruments). Three specific tour options are the Museum Gallery, the Historical Buildings, and the Medicinal Garden.

    All programs are free, but space is limited and reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.

    For more information about education programs or tours, contact the Museum at 660.626.2359 or email.

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  • A.T. Still Museum collage

    The collections of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine include more than 100,000 objects, photographs, documents, and books dating from the early 1800s to the present (focused mainly on 1870–1940). The core of the collection consists of artifacts from A. T. Still's professional and private life, most of them donated by Dr. Still's daughter, Blanche Laughlin, and members of her family.

    Since the founding of the Museum in 1934, other family members, DOs, and Museum supporters have donated many additional artifacts that reflect the ongoing history of the osteopathic profession. The research collections of the International Center for Osteopathic History (ICOH) also include many former holdings of the A.T. Still Memorial Library, for which the Museum assumed responsibility in 1997.