WGHF going Facebook live Thursday with Dr. Gleason exhibit

Frances Grubbs will talk about her father, who left a medical legacy in Winter Garden.

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The Winter Garden History Foundation is going live in Facebook at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, with a virtual opening of its display on Dr. Albert Gleason, West Orange County’s eminent physician.

Dr. Gleason (1911-2015) began practicing medicine in 1945 after serving in World War II, and he continued ministering to the people of West Orange County for the next 60 years. He was instrumental in establishing and serving as chief of staff at both West Orange Memorial Hospital in Winter Garden and Health Central Hospital when it was constructed in Ocoee.

The exhibit features photographs, archival material and office equipment highlighting Dr. Gleason’s life and legacy. Frances Gleason Grubbs, the doctor's daughter, will be on hand to talk about her father's legacy.

The exhibit can be viewed at the Winter Garden Heritage Museum from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays.

To access the livestreaming of the opening, visit facebook.com/winter.heritage.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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