Walking Tour Scheduled for Nov 10

The State Hospital Advisory Committee (SHAC) invites you to a free tour of the buildings and campus of the former Medfield State Hospital on Sunday, November 10, 2013, starting at 2:00 PM. The focus for this tour will be a little different than the one held on October 8, 2013 — in addition to discussion of reuse of this beautiful property, the tour will include an explanation of the extensive remediation work that is planned near the Charles River.

We will walk around the campus, visit the remediation area around the old power plant, and walk past the water tower that may soon be transferred to Medfield. This tour will be led by Michael Taylor, Chair of the Medfield Historic District Commission, Richard DeSorgher, Town Historian, and John Thompson, Chairman of the Remediation Team for Medfield. Mike will talk about the buildings and the efforts to preserve them, Richard will discuss the history of the hospital, and John will give an update on the clean-up and restoration program.

Plan to meet near the hospital’s security guard entrance on Hospital Road in Medfield for an interesting and important tour, discussion, and Q&A session.