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.