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The Oregon State Hospital Museum

As part of the Oregon State Hospital Replacement Project, space has been designated in the historic Kirkbride U Building on the Salem campus for a public mental health museum.  In April 2009, the Oregon State Department of Human Services authorized a steering committee comprised of concerned citizens to create a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation to develop a museum in conjunction with the State Hospital.

A 2,500 square foot, volunteer-run museum is scheduled to open in 2012.

News Articles

July 8, 2010 Artifacts from Oregon State Hospital aid play's authenticity

July 4, 2010 Sunday Profile: Kylie Pine

OSH Museum Websites

Visit the following links for more information on the new museum:

OSH Museum blog 

OSH Museum Website