RANGELEY — Orgonon, The Wilhelm Reich Museum, Dodge Pond Road, will be open for Labor Day weekend from 1 to 5 p.m. Friday to Sunday, Sept. 3 to 5. For the remainder of September, it will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays only.

Orgonon is the 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 observatory is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Visitors to the observatory can view a biographical video about Reich, tour the building, view Reich’s scientific inventions and equipment, his study, library, sculptures, paintings and his personal memorabilia.

Children can explore a hands-on Discovery Room and the observatory roof provides views of the region’s open skies, lakes and surrounding countryside.

Reich’s tomb, with its bronze portrait bust, is in a forest clearing nearby and a bookstore and gift shop gives access to all Reich’s published work. The observatory will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays only during September. 

Special tours are available year-round by appointment. For more information, call 864-3443, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.wilhelmreichmuseum.org.

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