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Drawing upon confidential hospital archives, private patient letters and newspaper accounts of the day, we are taken on a remarkable journey inside a world of madness.

What terrible secrets were uncovered at Rolling Hills? Who was the grave digger Lawrence and what was found buried behind the Rochester Insane Asylum? -what happened to the beautiful Nellie Bly inside The Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell Island? -what was the notorious device "The Utica Crib" used for? Who haunts Buffalo State Hospital even to this day?

Shocking tales of neglect, abuse and even torture are revealed here for the first time, but also remarkable stories of inspiration, hope and healing. Welcome to Mad~House.

Instructor: Michael T. Keene, Author and Historian