Online Exhibits and Activities


In celebration of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday, the World Health Organization declared 2020 the “Year of the Nurse and Midwife.” 

Click here for an exhibit about her lasting influence on patient care.


Whether it’s a phone or video call or you’re taking precautions to be able to meet in person, use these prompts to reflect on medical history and innovation with your family or in intergenerational conversations.

Bewitched bottles, a skull, haunted hands rising from the Earth – these are some of the mysterious items that have transformed the Bulfinch Building into a Halloween scene. What are the historical artifacts in this illustration? Guess what they may once have been, then scroll down to learn more.