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May 17th 2014 Willard Tour Update

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Elliot Hall at Willard

Elliot Hall courtesy of Finger Lakes Daily News


@cpclemens tweeted me this updated article from Finger Lakes Daily News with a few more details of the Upcoming Willard Tour. I have listed a few of the highlights below, but check out the full article, there is a little background on Elliot Hall, one of the buildings visited during the tour.

  • The three-hour tours of the former Former Willard Psychiatric Center will begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m, May 17 .
  • Cost of tour admission is $10 per person. Children under 12 years of age are free. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Elizabeth Cady Stanton Child Care Center, an accredited not-for-profit daycare center in the Jackson Building, which once housed Willard’s School of Nursing and is also on the tour.
  • Parking is free.
  • Visitors should gather at the Grandview Building, built in 1860 and now used by the Finger Lakes Federal Credit Union, before the tours begin.
  • Some of the buildings that will be visited are: Elliot Hall, Brookside, Bleak House, Hadley Hall and the Mortuary. Visitors will also have a chance to visit Romulus Historical Society building on the grounds and the Willard Cemetery where 5,776 Willard patients were buried from 1870 to 2000.
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