Bill Hillman's EduTech Project
presents
A VIRTUAL TOUR OF THE
BRANDON MENTAL HEALTH CENTRE
MUSEUM & GROUNDS
BUILDINGS & ADMINISTRATION


Provincial Asylum
The Parkland Building During Construction
Parkland Building Picture
A handcrafted picture of the Parkland Building
was done by Lillian Schidlof, a former staff member, 
for our Centennial Celebrations.

 

Valleyview Building - Aerial Photo
The Valleyview Building, built in 1925 and 
formerly called the Psychiatric Institute.
It was the admission building where incoming patients 
were admitted on the first level and, hopefully, 
when they reached the third floor they would be discharged.

Nurses at Parkland
A group of nurses on the steps of Parkland 
on their way to lunch in the Nurses Residence.

 

BMHC Visitors Register
All visitors to BMHC had to sign this register so that
the hospital had a record of patients 
who had visitors and who they were.

Photo Display and Antique Lamp Post
Displayed here are a number of pictures showing the beauty parlor (the first of its kind in Canada) 
and the Mental Health Industries store where articles made at the hospital were sold. 
Also shown are gardens planted by Stan Edwards at Norwood Gardens. 
The lamp post is one of the original pair which used to grace the front of the Parkland Building.
 



Dictating machines with recording spools

Slide Projector

Office Equipment
A collection of old office equipment 
such as typewriter, adding machine, 
dictaphone, hospital seal, old pens and ink wells.

The original switchboard that stood in Parkland Building
The evening and night supervisors made a point of
relieving the operator for coffee breaks.


Graduation Picture
Graduation pictures were taken of every class
from the first graduation exercises in 1923.

 

BMHC YearbooksReference Journals in the Archives
Archives: Yearbooks and Reference Journals.
A number of nursing classes had yearbooks published
~ interesting to look for someone you knew who graduated from the hospital.


Jessie with a photo of herself from her days as a hospital nurse


Museum Entrance and Office with some of the members of the original Board of Directors.
Missing in the photo is the photographer and volunteer Webmaster: Bill Hillman



BMHC WEB TOUR DIRECTORY
Please Note: The Museum is temporarily closed. Actual tours are no longer offered at this time.
www.hillmanweb.com/bmhc
Welcome to BMHC
Meet Your Curator and Guide
Administration
Support Services
Recreation & Leisure Time
Treatment I
Tour of the Grounds
Treatment II
BMHC History Book Intro
Cemetery and Cairns
Photo Gallery
Larger Images Gallery
BMHC Cemetery and 
Commemorative Cairns (original)
BMHC Cemetery (south) and 
New Commemorative Cairn
BMHC Cemetery (north) and 
New Commemorative Cairn
.
Asylum Fire of 1910
Parkland Building 
100th Anniversary
Photos and Webpage Design by Museum Volunteer Bill Hillman
Tour Text by Jessie Little
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BILL and SUE-ON HILLMAN ECLECTIC STUDIO
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WebMaster: Bill Hillman