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Join Burke's Walking Tour this Wednesday

August 4, 2015

Tower07If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about Burke Rehabilitation Center’s historic 100-year-old campus in White Plains, NY, now’s your chance. On Wednesday, August 5, Burke will host walking tours of the property at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Hosted by Richard Sgaglio, Ph.D., Burke’s Director of Marketing & External Relations, the tours will offer guests a look at Burke’s beautifully-designed buildings, which were created by famed architecture firm McKim, Mead & White—the designers behind notable landmarks such as the original Penn station and the Washington Square Park arch.

The tours will also provide informative and interesting information on the history of the hospital, including when it was established and why its founding was integral to the health of New Yorkers at the turn of the last century. Along the way, you will also learn fun facts and urban legends about Burke’s past and present.

“Burke has a gorgeous, 61-acre campus that many people don’t know is right here in the heart of Westchester,” says Sgaglio. “The walking tours will give residents a rare chance to learn more about the campus and is an opportunity for us to share insight into what makes Burke such a unique and special place.”

The event is free and open to the public. The tours will begin and end in the lobby of the Billings building (building #4) and accommodations can be made for those with limited mobility. Light refreshments will also be served.

Group size for the tours is limited, so please RSVP by calling (914) 597-2877 or emailing externalrelations@burke.org.

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