Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Last minute Exhibit prep

I went upstairs this morning to check out the progress on our newest exhibition, A Community that Heals. The exhibit is an expansion and reconfiguration of our former permanent exhibit on the history of health care, The Art of Healing, previously located where The Godfather of Soul now is.

A Community that Heals will open in just over a week - on January 15 to our members and invited guests and to the general public on Friday, January 16. It chronicles the history of medicine in the CSRA - a long-standing tradition that began in 1818 when the first hospital was constructed on the lower end of Greene Street.

Since that first hospital - known then as "City Hospital", Augusta and the Central Savannah River Area has continued its role today as a modern day player in state-of-the art health care and medical advancement for nearly two hundred years.

Be sure to come by and check out the exhibit next week! And for all interested in what really goes on behind the scenes, here's a sneak peak at the status of the exhibition so far.