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1606, 2016


Jemma RIP June 16th, 2016 Many staff and patients have come to know and love Jemma, and animal therapy dog who provided countless hours of devoted service to our patients over [...]

2107, 2015

Tuesdays with Tony

Tony Bowers “Tuesdays with Tony” Tony Bowers was out erstwhile Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health Tuesday Lead Volunteer, one-time Oregon State Hospital patient and a well-liked man. My every Tuesday afternoon [...]

812, 2014

Dr. George Suckow

George R. Suckow Jr. M.D. October 16, 1934 - December 8, 2014 Oregon State Hospital Mental Health Museum: Dr. George Suckow designed the first Psychiatric Security Program (Forensic) at Oregon State Hospital which [...]

What Visitors Say

I enjoyed your museum as it was unlike any museum I have experienced before. My favorite part was the stories about the actual patients and the telephones that allowed me to listen to the recordings. The history of procedures also interested me.
Recent Visitor
I really appreciate finally seeing this forgotten part of Oregon history brought back to life.
LuLa Mae M, Visitor
I appreciate all the work that has gone into this. I actually visited this facility as a student in 1959. I’m so glad to see the wonderful new hospital and was able to come to that open house. I’ll be coming back for a longer visit when I have more time. Great job!
Recent Visitor
I enjoyed walking through the museum and seeing all the different medical equipment and other things that were used in the asylum. I especially enjoyed listening to the phones and hearing patients talk about their experience in the hospital. Overall, it was a great experience for me.
Recent Visitor