Visit Burke’s Centennial Display Beginning Jan. 22

Published January 7, 2015

Want to learn more about what makes Burke such a unique place? In honor of our centennial, we have created an extensive display featuring historical artifacts from our opening in 1915 as the Winifred Masterson Burke Relief Foundation to the present.

The display, which is in the lobby of Wood Pavilion on Burke’s main campus in White Plains, includes our original articles of incorporation, land deeds, original McKim, Mead and White hand drawn blue prints, annual reports, leather bound board meeting minutes in leather bound books—and lots more.

Additionally, to share a personal view of the history or rehabilitation over the years, there is a collection of actual post cards sent from patients through the years. The display will also feature several vignettes that show “then” and “now” scenarios regarding the Burke campus, rehabilitation treatment, medical equipment and use of technology. It will also include a larger-than- life comprehensive timeline from 1915-2015 with significant milestones in Burke’s history.

The lobby display will be open beginning on January 22 through the end of 2015.

In conjunction with the display, Burke will be offering a series of Legacy Lobby Lectures the first Monday of each month. This is a series of casual lectures held in the Burke main lobby of the hospital that calls out various components within the display and their impact on the history or Burke, rehabilitation and medicine in general. For this series, we will be gathering experts within Burke and the community at large to discuss medicine, technology, architecture and research. The series will begin in February and take place at 4:00 p.m.

Admission to the lobby display and the Legacy Lobby Lectures is free and open to the public.

For more information on Burke’s centennial, including all the upcoming events, visit


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