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Monday, February 7, 2011

Psychosis With Mental Deficiency


I wrote about my involvement with the Oregon State Hospital Mental Health Museum back in October of 2009, when I got to tour the site of the new museum. I also got my first peek into the Hospital's Gold Room, where artifacts and memorabilia is stored. Well, the artifacts in the Gold Room will be moving to a new storage facility later this month and there was need for helpers to do inventory tagging and packing. Since I'm a member of the Exhibits Subcommittee and since I would do just about anything to hang out in the Gold Room, I volunteered to work for a few hours. I had to go through a background check (I passed) and today I spent the afternoon in the Gold Room putting tags on all sorts of things, boxing up some old patient records (I kept hoping I might run across the records for my grandmother), and snapping the occasional photo. Come along for a peek inside the Gold Room . . .





















The Mental Health Museum will be housed in a renovated building on the main campus and is being beautifully restored!


To learn more about the Oregon State Hospital Museum and historical tidbits, visit the fabulous blog that Kylie Pine is publishing by clicking here.

And for even more information, visit the museum's website.

7 comments:

stephanie brockway said...

like a kid in a candy store, albeit
a twisted, but fun kid! Lucky you lucky them. to have such an enthusiastic volunteer! great pics.

Melinda Dalke said...

Wow-thanks for sharing the pics-looks like treasures! Great that you volunteered to help!

Tory Brokenshire said...

It will be nice to see the artifacts in the museum some day. Thanks for the peek.

Curious Works said...

love the 'steam on' 'steam off' signs...I could use those on the studio door when i'm working...or not :)

lynda Howells said...

What an amazing oppurtuynity to be able to be involved in some thing like this. Well done for getting involved Daynax. Oh what l could do with those bottlesxxHaxxlynda

donna said...

Fascinating adventure! I love seeing all of the interesting pix. :)

Paula McNamee said...

Dayna, thanks for sharing your photos and links to the OSH museum blog. Your volunteer work is greatly appreciated.