RANGELEY — Orgonon, The Wilhelm Reich Museum on Dodge Pond Road, will open for the season on Wednesday, July 2.

The museum has joined the over 2,000 museums nationwide in becoming a “Blue Star Museum,” which means active duty service members and their families will be welcomed free of charge during the summer months when the museum is open.

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.

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.

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