Orgonon, The Wilhelm Reich Museum, will open for the season on Saturday, July 1st. The Museum is open Wednesday through Sunday 1-5 p.m. during July and August. In September it is open Saturdays only 1-5 p.m.
Few places in the world combine the intellectual fascination and raw natural beauty of Orgonon, home of one of the 20th century’s most controversial figures, Austrian born physician-scientist Wilhelm Reich.
Now maintained as The Wilhelm Reich Museum, Orgonon is an historic site and nature preserve comprising 175 acres of fields and woodland, a system of trails, a Conference Center, and the Orgone Energy Observatory.
The Orgone Energy Observatory is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to the Observatory can enjoy a fascinating biographical video about Reich. They then tour the building, view Reich’s scientific inventions and equipment, his study, library, sculptures, vivid paintings, and his personal memorabilia. Children can explore a hands-on Discovery Room. And the Observatory roof provides spectacular vistas of the region’s open skies, lakes, and surrounding countryside.
Reich’s tomb, with its dramatic bronze portrait bust, is in a forest clearing nearby.