Biographical Research

Students pored through thousands of documents to find the contours of the lives of the people buried in the MetFern Cemetery.

The MetFern Cemetery Website

Background information on the creation of this website.

Legislative Efforts

Student work with legislators to allow access to records in possession of the state that are over 75 years old.

Historical Markers & Cemetery Restoration

A grant was endorsed to restore and preserve the cemetery and three historical markers were designed by students.

Oral Histories

Alex Green has worked with students and independently for the last five years to collect oral histories on disability history.

Yizkor Memorial Book

An eight chapter book that connects the stories of the Metropolitan State Hospital and Fernald School to the nation’s disability history and our history as a whole.

Historical Markers

Three historical markers have been designed by our classes, to be placed near the cemetery.