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Medicine throughout Albany’s History

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Albany, Georgia – In honor of Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital’s 100th anniversary, Thronateeska Heritage Center is opening an extensive exhibit in the Union Deport History Museum detailing the history of the hospital and the evolution of medicine in Albany and southwest Georgia.

Follow a 100-year timeline, showing the progress of Albany’s first hospital and medicine in general, with pictures, documents, medical instruments dating back to the Civil War, equipment and historical recordings.

The exhibit pays tribute to the many individuals and groups that made a difference in patient care and the success of medical treatment in Albany and Southwest Georgia. After the exhibit ribbon cutting ceremony which will be held Thursday, March 15th, at 10:00 a.m. it will remain open until the end of this year.

Thronateeska Heritage Center is located at 100 W. Roosevelt Avenue and is open to the public 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday (except some holidays). Wetherbee Planetarium programs are scheduled at 10:30, 11:30, 1:00, 2:00 and 3:00 during our regular public hours. Show tickets are $3.50 plus tax per person for ages 3 and up. Thronateeska members are admitted at no cost. Museum group tours and special planetarium programs may be scheduled Monday through Friday. Join us in the air-conditioned comfort of Southwest Georgia’s only digital full-dome planetarium as you explore the mysteries of our solar system and the universe.

Thronateeska Heritage Center is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to inspire wonder and stimulate exploration of science and South Georgia’s history by providing a dynamic learning experience through an interactive science center and museum.  Facilities include the History Museum, Science Museum and Wetherbee Planetarium.  Admission is free to the History and Science Museums.  Planetarium show tickets are $3.50 per person. Annual memberships are available. For more information and group tour reservations contact the Thronateeska Heritage Center office at (229) 432-6955.



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