The central corridor of UHS Chenango Memorial Hospital’s second floor has been transformed into a gallery of historical images which tell the story of Chenango County’s rich heritage. The exhibit, curated by the Chenango County Historical Society, is a collaboration between the hospital’s long term care unit and the museum. It is designed to help residents feel a sense of community and connection at a time when they’ve been isolated due to COVID-19.


According to Chenango County Historical Society Operations Manager Joe Fryc, he and his colleagues at the museum were delighted by the prospect of collaborating with the hospital when Suzanne Martin of UHS Senior Living at Chenango Memorial Hospital approached them about the project.  The first installation in the new gallery consists of 14 historical images related to the Norwich Pharmacal Company. A caption accompanies each image, detailing its origin.

The Chenango County Historical Society is looking forward to further collaborations with the hospital, as well as others in the Chenango community. For more information on COVID-19, visit For vaccine information and availability, visit

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