Since the Hospital opened it doors, efforts have been made to keep up with the most current thinking about treating mental illness. The very campus of the institution was once deemed integral to recovery by surrounding patients with natural light, handsome vistas and serene gardens. But there were also straight jackets, shackles, electric shock therapies, lobotomies, ice baths, drugs and sterilizations. The Treatment Room examines protocols once heralded as well as those now disgraced. Visitors learn how available therapies have actually dictated who was and was not able to be served at the State Hospital.