Gordon Parks’ Collection at Hospital Temporarily Stored
FORT SCOTT, Kan. (Nov. 5, 2018) – In preparation for the transition of clinic services to CHC/SEK and the closure of Mercy Hospital Fort Scott, facility work within the building will begin this week.
On display at the hospital is a collection of Gordon Parks’ artwork and poems. Parks made the donation as a gift to the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott in 2002.
Over the next couple weeks, the collection will be carefully removed from the walls, wrapped for protection, and secured in a temporary location until a new site for the entire collection is determined by the Mercy Health Foundation Fort Scott Board of Directors.
The board is investigating a new site where the works will remain in Fort Scott for public access and viewing.