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Thronateeska seeks items for Phoebe exhibit

ALBANY, Ga. — In honor of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s 100th anniversary, Thronateeska Heritage Center will open an extensive exhibit in the History Museum this November.

The focus of the display — Medicine throughout Albany’s History — will detail the history of the hospital and the evolution of medicine in Albany and southwest Georgia.

The Thronateeska staff has collected many archives and artifacts from doctors, nurses, contributors, patients and patrons and is looking for additional pieces to enhance the exhibit. Museum officials are seeking items from the last century representing Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital, Albany doctors and healthcare workers, and patients and patient’s care.

Anyone with any items or information regarding Albany’s medical history is asked to contact Cathy Flohre, Archive-Collection Manager, at (229) 432-6955. Thronateeska officials will consider both permanent gifts and temporary loans of individual artifacts. Contact the center for specific information.

The exhibit opens Nov. 9 and continues through April 28. Loaned items will be returned in May.

Thronateeska Heritage Center is located at 100 W. Roosevelt Ave. The Archive Department is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, located between the Science/Planetarium and History Museums.