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.

Education and Outreach Programs

These programs held at the museum differ from the Healer Within You Programs in being educational but not integrated to specific curriculum points. They are suitable for many age groups, including preschoolers and senior citizens.

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Creating a Stress Free Trail
All Ages
The Hole Truth about Body Piercing
6th – 12th Grade
Human Skeleton
All Ages
Medicine: Now and Then
1st – 8th Grade
Museums: A Behind the Scenes Look
1st – 8th Grade
The Painted Truth about Body Tattooing
6th – 12th Grade
Scavenger Hunt
All Ages
Self-Portrait from Nature
All Ages
All Ages
What's in a Brain
6th – 8th Grade
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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).

All programs are free, but space is limited and reservations are required. Programs are also subject to change.

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 80,000 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.