RANGELEY — Orgonon, the Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road, will open for the season on Saturday, July 1.

The Wilhelm Reich Museum represents the life and work of physician-scientist Wilhelm Reich (1897-1957) and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The collections of the museum contain period furnishings, scientific instruments, paintings and works of art on paper, photographic materials, personal items, textiles and library materials.

The library contains several thousand published volumes, journals and reports. Forty-six original paintings by Reich, several original drawings and a Kaethe Kollwitz woodcut, scientific charts and an original blueprint are also within the museum collections.

Children can explore a hands-on Discovery Room, and the Observatory roof provides 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.

The observatory is open 1-5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday in July and August; 1-5 p.m. Saturdays in September; and special tours year-round by appointment.

For more information, call 864-3443, email [email protected] or visit www.wilhelmreichtrust.org.

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