Night, Thursday, August 18, 1921, Vance Farm, Nelson County, Kentucky. Mr. Charles and Beulah Vance were sound asleep in bed when the blast from a shotgun pierced the silence. Beulah Vance startled awake to see her husband, Charles Vance, sit up, clutch his chest, and fall over the edge of the bed near … Continue reading Fifty Shades of Murder: Death at the Vance Farm
By Shawn L. Special notes: this post does not imply that institutions in Kentucky actually utilized the procedures outlined within this post. It is based on historical information about treatment methodologies utilized at the time for treating mental disorders. A number of non-invasive methods were used as well. This is not a comprehensive review of these historical methods. Advances … Continue reading A Brief Review of 20th Century Treatments of Mental Disorders
The mission of this group is to preserve the memories and histories of Kentucky’s forgotten (and, occasionally, still active) institutions, asylums, and hospitals. Written, visual, and oral histories will be provided for the various institutions so please check our website frequently for updates. The main page of this website also houses a blog; this blog … Continue reading Welcome to Kentucky Historic Institutions!