LACONIA — The Laconia Historical and Museum Society anounces the opening of its exhibit ''Shall We Have a Hospital?'' on Tuesday, September 3 at 6 p.m. at the Laconia Public Library.
The movement for a hospital began on November 21, 1891 with an editorial in the Laconia Democrat outlining the need for a local hospital. A tragic accident in 1897 demonstrated that need and through innovative fundraising, bequests and donations it became a reality.
Laconia is proud of their "local" hospital and the road it traveled on its way to greatness. Join the society for a walk through the history of the Laconia Hospital and meet those that helped make the hospital a reality at the exhibit which is on display from September to November at the library.
The society extends a special thanks to Patricia Rice, manager, Communications and Program Development at LRGHealthcare, for her assistance.