Attractions Category: Western Lakes & Mountains
A historical site and nature preserve comprising 175 acres of fields and woodland with a system of trails and two major buildings.
Orgonon was the home, laboratory and research center of Wilhelm Reich, M.D., a pioneering psychiatrist, psychoanalyst and scientist. Open to the public as the Wilhelm Reich Museum, Orgonon now comprises 175 acres of fields and forests, the Orgone Energy Observatory, the Conference Building & Office, a bookstore, two rental cottages, and a system of woodland nature trails.
Visitors to the Orgone Energy Observatory are introduced to Reich’s life and work with a half-hour documentary video, exhibits, Reich’s inventions and scientific apparatus, his library and study, and personal memorabilia including his paintings and sculpture. Annual Summer Conferences are held in the Conference Building on various aspects of Reich’s work and their significance for current social, medical and scientific issues. The Museum Bookstore sells the widest selection of Reich’s published work anywhere.
The Wilhelm Reich Museum is also part of the vibrant communities of Rangeley and Oquossoc in the Rangeley Lakes Region of Maine. Recognizing our responsibilities to our local friends and neighbors, our property and facilities are the venue for a myriad of educational, recreational, and social activities.