Destination Oregon – Museum of Mental Health at the Oregon State Hospital


The Oregon State Hospital in Salem has been treating people with mental health issues since the 1880’s. The original building is still in use, not for treatment, but to house offices and a museum. The Museum of Mental Health at the Oregon State Hospital is a look back at how we have treated the mentally ill in Oregon.

Some of you might recall that the iconic and controversial feature film, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was filmed at the Oregon State Hospital.

In this week’s Destination Oregon report, sponsored by Bi-Mart, Dave Jones takes us the place where McMurphy, “Chief” and Nurse Rachet came to life.


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