Heritage Gallery

Welcome. These photos, which depict scenes and people from the hospital’s early years, are from the hospital archives. Most of them were taken by Cobleskill photographer Harold Toles.

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Community Hospital of Schoharie County is almost complete, 1956.

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Electricians at work, 1955.

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Board Member Abraham Kivort helps with the cornerstone, 1955.

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“I remember that Board members and other volunteers raked the lawn to plant grass seed.” – 1956 Board Member Roger Becker, speaking about the hospital’s construction.

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The Dedication Ceremony included a community picnic, 1956.

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Dedication Ceremony, August 11, 1956.

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“I remember it was a bright, sunny day and I was sunburned.” – Auxiliary and Board member Mary Phillips (wife of Dr. Seeley Phillips, a 1956 Board member), speaking about the Dedication Ceremony.

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Dan Jansen, the hospital’s first Administrator, unlocks the front door, August, 11, 1956.

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A hospital room as it appeared at the first Open House, August 1956.

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X-ray machine, 1956.

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Pediatric patient, 1956.

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Pennies from schoolchildren – the fundraising didn’t stop once the hospital opened.

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Marjory Johnson burned the mortgage at the 5th anniversary, August 1961.

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Auxiliary members gathered on the lawn, 1961.

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Lewis Wilson, Dr. James Drew, and Ted Brinkman break ground for Operation Update, mid-70s.

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Artist’s rendering of Operation Update expansion project, late 1970s.

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