Historical Exhibits

The Kansas Learning Center for Health is built upon the legacy and legend of Arthur E. Hertzler. Dr. Hertzler was the renowned author of the Horse and Buggy Doctor, a collection of stories, anecdotes, and reflections from Hertzler’s life as a doctor. Hertzler was a critical asset for the health of Halstead and Harvey County residents, creating the local Hertzler clinic, as well as, being instrumental in the starting of the Halstead Hospital.

In honor of Dr. Hertzler, the staff of Halstead Hospital, and the Halstead School for Nursing, KLCH has several historical displays in the lobby of the health museum to honor the men and women who have served countless hours to provide health resources to residents of Kansas in the mid-to-late 1900s.

Our displays include Doc’s Office, an exhibit that shows a glimpse into the tools and resources available to physicians of the past, and the ‘Horse & Buggy Doctor’s’ lantern and doctor bag, anatomical models from the mid-20th century, as well as, our very own iron lung, ‘ol Iron Sides.’ Guests are welcome to travel through history as they discover the journey of health education throughout the last 100 years.