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Dr. Best House Receives Pair of Donations

Written By Michael on 6/25/15 | 6/25/15

By Schoharie News Staff

MIDDLEBURGH - The Dr. Best House and Medical Exhibit received two donations totaling $3,000 during Saturday's Middleburgh Heritage Day to put towards repairing the local exhibit's Carriage House, which is need of $22,500 in repairs.

Presented with a $1,000 check by Eleanor and James Spencer on behalf of the Middleburgh Rotary Club and a $2,000 check by Middeburgh Mayor Matthew Avitabile on behalf of the Village, the Dr. Best House put a significant into the funds neccessary to make the needed repairs.

Accepting on behalf of the Dr. Best House, Director Bobbi Ryan has worked tirelessly to raise funds, to sustain the exhibit, and to promote all that the hidden treasure of Middleburgh has to offer history and medical enthusiasts.

Mayor Avitabile commented that "The Village recognizes what an insitution the Best House is for Middleburgh and Schoharie County, and we are happy to have it be a central feature of the Heritage Trail."

The Middleburgh Rotary Club's $1,000 check was donated fully by funds raised by the Middleburgh Sloughter 5K in early May, while the Village of Middleburgh's donation came from the village's Heritage Trail Grant that is funded by the New York Council of the Arts.

The Dr. Best House and Medical Exhibit is open for hour long tours on Thursday's 10 am to 2 pm May through October or by appointment. For more information you can call 518-827-5142 or by email at
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