For at least a generation, one of Medfield's main concerns has been, and continues to be, what will become of the now-deserted Medfield State Hospital. But on Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., the Medfield Historical Society will take you back in time, to an era when thousands of people lived on the large campus. Back in those days, when people in Medfield - less worried about political correctness - used to quip, "I'm from Medfield, where half the town is crazy."
Marge Vasaturo will head a line-up of people who worked at the hospital and knew the place intimately. She will share memories of working there summers while she was in college in the 1950s, and later as a member of the Board of Trustees for nearly 20 years.
She will be joined by Darel Nowers, who grew up on the hospital grounds and whose father, Rod, managed the hospital's farm operation; and by Mary Calo, R.N., who worked there as a nurse for 30 years; plus a few others.
We hope many of you in the audience will speak up about your own experiences and memories of the hospital.
If you cannot attend the event but would like to share your story, please forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This meeting of the Medfield Historical Society is free and open to the public. As usual, it will be in the basement of the old Meetinghouse (First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church), 26 North Street. The meeting will start at 7:30 p.m.