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You’ll Like It Here: The Story of Donald Vitkus, Belchertown Patient #3394

June 29 @ 12:15 pm1:00 pm
| Cost: $4 |

Through the eyes of young Donald Vitkus, You’ll Like It Here exposes the de-humanizing environment of a Massachusetts Department of Mental Retardation institution of the mid-1900’s. Misdiagnosed and clinically labeled a “moron” with an I.Q. of 41, six-year-old Donald Vitkus is committed to Belchertown State School. In 1949 as patient #3394, he begins a lifelong battle to convince others—and himself—that he is not a moron. This is a story of the resiliency of the human spirit.

Presented by Ed Orzechowski, author

The audience is invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.
Free coffee available. Cookies provided courtesy of Big Y.

Details

Date:
June 29
Time:
12:15 pm–1:00 pm

Venue

Springfield Museums
21 Edwards Street
Springfield, MA 01103 United States

Organizer

Name:
Lectures & Adult Programs
Phone:
413-314-6488
Email:

Cost

Cost:
$4
Cost, Ages 3–17:
$2