Memorial Building, Wed, May 9, 7 pm

Once known as MCI-Bridgewater and earlier as the Massachusetts State Farm, the Bridgewater Correctional Complex opened in 1854. It was one of several progressive charitable institutions the state created as a model for communities around the world. However, deteriorating conditions for its residents shadowed Bridgewater's evolution from an almshouse to a prison and hospital for the criminally insane. A century later, it was among the nation's most notorious asylums. Historian Michael J. Maddigan offers a riveting examination of this infamous history, including the inspiration for state-sponsored welfare, moral and legal challenges and the experiences of the people who lived and worked there.

Books will be available to purchase and have signed.
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The Keith House is overdo for a fresh coat of paint.  OBHS will be asking for volunteers to help with a "Painting Party" later in the Spring, but for the moment, please help the board narrow down the paint color choices by telling us your opinion.  Once a color is chosen, the board will choose an appropriate shade from a historically-accurate palette.  If the color you want is not listed, please tell us your choice in the blank provided.

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