This is a really cool and a really useful Eagle Scout project by Caillian Sheehy. Given our critical mass of historic houses in town, Medfield has an opportunity to be a destination for those interested in things historic. We just need a good “Medfield Trail” for visitors to follow, and now we have a good start on that history trail.
The material below was an email from David Temple of the Medfield Historical Society. I believe that the Medfield Historical Society funded Caillan’s project.
QR signs are up and running on Medfield’s historic buildings
For his Eagle Scout project, Caillian Sheehy created signs (using the library’s 3D printer) with QR codes on the Peak House, the Dwight-Derby House, the old meetinghouse, the grist mill, the Baptist church, the historical society, Vine Lake cemetery, and the Inness studio.
When you go to any of these historic sites, get out your smart phone and use it to read the QR code. (If you don’t already have one, free downloadable QR code reader apps are widely available.) You’ll be led to the historical society web site, with more information about each historical site, and you can play the one-minute audio intro that Caillian recorded for each site.
When Caillian first approached me, I thought it was a great idea – why didn’t we think of this before? But Caillian had the idea and made it happen. Bravo, Caillian!
In your reply, please include my original message.
David F. Temple
President, Medfield Historical Society
Co-chair, Medfield Historical Commission