One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest : A Retrospective @ Hudson Hall at University of Willamette
Oct 6 @ 2:00 am – 5:00 am

Film Highlights and panel discussion on the making of the film of Ken Kesey’s groundbreaking book and relationship to OSH.


Louise Fletcher

Acadmeny Award Winner for Best Actress for her role as Nurse Rathed (Big Nurse)

3 Award Wining Documentary Film Makers:

Charles Kiselyak – Completely Cuckoo and Asylum

Antoine De Gaudemar – Once Upon a Time… One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest

Rober James – Library of Dust

Panel Moderated by:  Ken Nolley, Professor of English and Film Studies, Williamette University


All Proceeds go to the OSH Museum of Mental Health. The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Jane Kirkpatrick Book Signing and Lecture @ Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental health
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 10:15 pm

The Oregon State Hospital Museum of Mental Health presents Jane Kirkpatrick to launch her latest novel,

One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix.  A portion of the sales of this book will benefit the Museum.

Annual Meeting @ Oregon State Hospital Museum
Oct 5 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Members of the Oregon State Hospital Museum are invited to the museum’s first Annual Meeting. The annual meeting is the membership’s opportunity to vote for Museum leaders and hear about future exhibitions and programs. This event is open exclusively to museum members. For more information about how you can support the museum through membership click here.

The meeting will be followed by the Museum’s First Birthday Party from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm.

All the Live Long Day: Work in the Valley Exhibit Opens @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jan 17 @ 6:00 pm – Mar 16 @ 12:00 am

The Oregon State Hospital Museum is participating in the 4th Annual Heritage Invitation Exhibition at the Willamette Heritage Center. The exhibit focusing on aspects of work in the Mid-Willamette Valley.  Come see exhibits by the OSH Museum and a variety of other local heritage institutions as they explore this fascinating subject.  Exhibit will be held at the Willamette Heritage Center (1313 Mill Street SE in Salem) and is open Monday-Saturday 10-5 pm.