1/12/2022 The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health has temporarily closed due to the recent impact of COVID-19. Please stay tuned for information on reopening. Thank you.

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07July 8, 2021

Digital Exhibit: Fire at OSH!

This digital exhibit is based on the changing exhibit created by OSH Museum staff and volunteers and hosted in the changing exhibit gallery 2016-2017.  It is recreated here in part. [...]

06June 14, 2021

Eola Hall

Exterior View, Eola Hall Museum of Mental Health Collection Add caption here Interior of Eola Hall shortly before demolition. View looking out of nurse's station on first floor. Overview Like [...]

06June 14, 2021

Dome Building

The early part of the twentieth century marked a change in attitudes towards mental health care. While moral therapy attempted to create an environment for patients to work towards recovery, more and more [...]

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.
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