St. Peter introduces television in rooms – 8/26/18

In 1963, St. Peter Hospital, then located in West Olympia, introduced the opportunity for patients to have televisions in their rooms. Here, Mrs. Herb (Shirley) Legg, a volunteer at the hospital, demonstrates its use to a grateful patient. Photograph selected and captioned by Deborah Ross on behalf of the Olympia Historical Society and Bigelow House Museum. For more information, visit the Society’s Looking Back page, https://olympiahistory.org/category/lookingback/. 

Daily Olympian photo, 1963, State Capital Museum collection, Washington State Historical Society

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