University of Maryland School of Nursing Living History Museum

About Us

The University of Maryland School of Nursing’s (UMSON) Living History Museum is one of the nation’s only museums dedicated to educating the public about the rich history and heritage of the nursing profession. The Museum features hundreds of historic objects and photographs, as well as audio and video presentations. The Museum traces the evolution of UMSON’s mission in nursing education, research, and practice from its early years as a hospital training school to its emergence as a premier professional nursing school.


The Museum is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays during the fall and spring academic semesters. Admission is free.