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Latest Research and Artifact News

01January 30, 2017

We Need Your Help!

After four years of being open only three afternoons a week, beginning in March we will be open five days a week. This will help us accommodate more visitors and meet the demand for service [...]

01January 20, 2017

New Exhibit at the Willamette Heritage Center

One of the ways we are able to educate the community about the history of mental health care in Oregon is through outreach to other cultural institutions. For the past several years, we have participated [...]

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 [...]

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

Jemma

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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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