The volunteers of People Inc. and the Museum of disABILITY History will be cleaning up the Craig Colony for Epileptics Cemetery and the white marble engraved headstones this summer as part of the nationwide movement Operation Dignity to restore local institutional cemeteries. The fact that there are headstones and that they are engraved with the patients’ name is rare. The names of the 2,274 people buried in this cemetery can be found at Find A Grave. The following photographs were taken and sent to me by David Mack-Hardiman, Director of Training, People Inc. To volunteer, please contact David Mack-Hardiman at: firstname.lastname@example.org. More information to come!
We still need this bill to pass! Please call or write a letter to your state senator and tell them that you support this bill! S2514-2013 – NY Senate Open Legislation – Relates to patients interred at state mental health hospital cemeteries – New York State Senate.