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Welcome to the new BSS Friends Virtual Museum of Institutional History!

Thank you for visiting our new and improved site. Here you will find a growing collection of images and artifacts that tell the story of the Massachusetts state school system, reform schools, and asylums. The history of insitutions in the state is a rich, complicated history that intertwines a number of different types of institutions that all worked together to create the foundation for the movement towards disability rights and civil rights for all individuals with disabilities and "mental illness". We hope you enjoy our virtual exhibits. Visit us often as these will change frequently.




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