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Center for the History of Psychology

In Association with the Smithsonian Institution

The National Museum of Psychology will be CLOSED on Thursday, November 22 and Friday, November 23. The Museum will be CLOSED on December 25 through January 1. It will reopen on January 2.

About the Center

The Drs. Nicholas and Dorothy Cummings Center for the History of Psychology, located at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio, collects, preserves, provides access to, and interprets the historical record of psychology and related human sciences. Read more.

The Center houses the Archives of the History of American Psychology, the National Museum of Psychology and the Institute for Human Science and Culture

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November aMUSEment: Film Night in the Museum

Thursday, November 15

Parents are bombarded every day with advice on how to raise their children. Come to the National Museum of Psychology’s November aMUSEment: Five Decades of Parenting Advice in Film to enjoy film footage of parenting advice from the 1930s to the 1970s. Film begins at 5:30pm and second showing begins at 6:30pm.
This event is FREE. Popcorn provided! Regular museum admission fees apply.

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Location, hours and contact

73 South College Street, Akron, OH, 44325-4302

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 am-4 pm; Thursday 11 am-8 pm

The Museum will be CLOSED on November 22 and 23. The Museum will be CLOSED on December 25 through January 1. It will reopen on January 2.

Archives and Institute Hours: By appointment

Museum Phone: 330-972-5457

Main Phone: 330-972-7285


Parking: The adjacent parking lot is currently closed for construction. Visitors can park in Lot 30 at the corner of College and Market streets. Visitor parking is also available at meters across the street from the CCHP.




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