Mercy’s Gordon Parks Photos Stored

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.

One thought on “Mercy’s Gordon Parks Photos Stored”

  1. Thank you for the update— many have questioned what would become of these iconic pictures and all expressed a desire to have them remain ln Ft Scott.

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