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10October 10, 2016

World Mental Health Day 2016

Since 1992, October 10th has seen thousands of supporters celebrate World Mental Health Day. Started by the World Federation for Mental Health, this year's theme is 'Dignity in Mental Health-Psychological & Mental Health First Aid [...]

04April 25, 2014

Barney the Bearcat and Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Circa 1985

Willamette University's Barney the Bearcat visits Fairview, October 1985. I must share with you two of my favorite pictures. The first, on the left side of the page, is Willamette University's original mascot, [...]

04April 15, 2014

Fariview Presentation To Be Given April 16th, 2014

At  3:10 p.m. on April 16th, 2014, a presentation will be given on the Fairview Training Center at Willamette University. This presentation will be held in the Eaton academic building in Room 307 as a [...]

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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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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