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.

When We Were Young: Childhood Around the Valley @ Willamette Heritage Center
Jan 18 – Mar 17 all-day

When We Were Young: Childhood Around the Valley
3rd Annual Heritage Exhibition at the Willamette Heritage Center

Where: Exhibit will be located at the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR 97301
Friday, January 18 through Saturday, March 16, 2013, Exhibit is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE for members of the Oregon State Hospital Museum when they show their membership card. WHC regular admission is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors.

What do you know about the lives of children who lived in the Willamette Valley in the past? What kinds
of games did they play or chores did they have to do? How did their lives and pastimes compare to yours?
What did it even mean to be a “child”?

The Oregon State Hospital Museum is proud to be one of the participants in When We Were Young,
the Center’s third annual Heritage Invitational Exhibition. This display explores a range of ideas
about “childhood,” from planting trees after the Tillamook Burn to the role of children in the history of the
Good Samaritan School of Nursing; from toys, dolls and games from a by-gone era to the lives of Albany
teenagers from the late 1800s through the 1940s.

Besides the Oregon State Hospital Museum, other participants for When We Were Young include: Albany
Regional Museum, the Bush House, Chemawa Indian School, Historic Deepwood Estate, Forest History
Center, Hoover-Minthorn House, the Jensen Arctic Museum, Linfield College Archives, Lord & Schryver
Conservancy, Polk County Historical Society, Silverton Country Historical
Society, St. Boniface Museum and Archives, and Western Oregon University Archives.

For more information, please contact or Keni Sturgeon, 503 585-7012 or email.

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.