Work days for this year will begin in April and run through October. The first work
days will be April 27 and May 4, to prepare for this year’s Memorial Ceremony.
Potential projects for this year include a GPR survey of the old cemetery, dependant
on being given the equipment and resources to put a report together or having the
project costs funded; we are told it may also be beneficial to use a magnetometer
and run the two studies together. We would also like to combine this study with some
archaeological work in the oldest corner of the cemetery and have suggested to students
from the University of Toledo Anthropology Club that they help us with this.
We are currently working on a Master Plan which will be a template for the work we
carry out over the next 5 - 10 years. The Master Plan covers both old and new cemeteries
and will include everything from maintenance and upkeep to major projects we would
like to see happen. During its production, we will be seeking input from members,
from the University of Toledo who will be critical to its execution and from other
local organizations who we feel will have a valuable input.
The 2013 NAMI Walk will take place on Saturday May 11, the weekend before our Memorial
Event. The NAMI Walk will be held on the grounds of the University of Toledo Medical
Center and will pass the State Hospital New Cemetery. As with last year’s event,
every walker will be given a flag by the new cemetery and guidance as to where it
should e planted.
In addition to our booth at the start of the race, we will also have a table and
small display by the side of the road at the new cemetery where we will have bottled
water and information available. We will also place informational posters on the
side of the road by the cemetery, each giving information about the project.
We would like to thank NAMI Toledo for giving us this opportunity again.
TSHCRC is a grass roots organization that welcomes donations to support of our efforts
to restore the State Hospital cemeteries. Tax deductible donations can be made to
NAMI of Greater Toledo. For more details see our Donating page.