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04April 26, 2022

Museum Reopens

The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health is open after a temporary closure due to COVID-19.  The public are welcomed Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm.  The Museum will continue to [...]

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 [...]

What Visitors Say

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 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 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

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