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01January 9, 2017

New Year, New Updates to the Museum

The start of the new year is often a time for the start of new projects. For 2017, we are embarking on a project that will help us better understand what our visitors would like to [...]

12December 22, 2016

Holidays at OSH

Date Unknown. Dancing at OSH holiday gathering. OSH Museum Collection. Celebrating holidays at the Hospital has always involved a variety of activities for patients and staff. In December, OSH in the past has [...]

12December 16, 2016

Blue Christmas and Other Holiday Challenges

The holidays are a time of joy and sadness for many people. It is the busy season for mental health professionals. Cultural expectations, family dynamics, addictions, weather's impact on mood, and grief and loss are [...]

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

In Memoriam


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Tuesdays with Tony

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Dr. George Suckow

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Christie Gallegos

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Dean K. Brooks, MD

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