Mark your calendars! Welcome Home – A Reunion 2009 will be held Saturday, July 11, 2009 at Botsford Commons Senior Community. We welcome those affiliated with the Michigan Hospital School in Farmington, Michigan back for a special day!
Reconnect with your past, and tell your story! This is the year we will establish the formal archive for the former children’s hospital with the Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University. The oral history project which began last year will continue, in hopes of preserving personal recollections of an important hospital in Farmington area history.
For reservations, contact Kimberly Gimmarro at (248) 426-6951 or email@example.com.
Directions to the former hospital site are on the web at www.botsfordcommons.org.
Welcome home for your reunion!
Tags: The Reunions
The former patients that we’ve heard from frequently ask, “have you heard from?” Absent patient registers to tell us who was here, we’ve opened this space to try to meet that need. If you were here, and are trying to locate another patient, we hope you’ll find this page helpful. Caution to our commenters — this is a public space. Plan your comments accordingly. That said, we do hope to help you make the connections you are seeking.
There have been a couple of posts made to the Farmington Enterprise site. You can find them if you search “Michigan Hospital School” on that site.
On March 6, 2009, the Rotarians of the Rotary Club of West Bloomfield were presented the history of the early children’s hospital, including photographs from the Botsford Commons collection, and the Farmington Community Library Heritage Collection.
One member mentioned she had been sent to the hospital in her younger years as she was about to assist with fundraising for polio research, and the fundraising organizer felt she should see first hand what happened to the children that were unfortunate enough to have that diagnosis.
The Rotary Club of West Bloomfield is raising Pennies for Polio and was invited to attend our Reunion with this effort. We’re happy to support Rotary in their efforts to raise funds to meet Rotary International’s goal of worldwide polio eradication.
Tags: Pennies for Polio, Rotary