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Attendees at exhibit opening enjoy reading
about hospital highlights and special
auxiliary events over the decades.

One of the fascinating exhibits on display depicting the famous “tan phone” set up at SYVCH
while President Ronald Reagan was nearby at
Rancho Cielo “The Western White House”
in case of medical emergency (circa 1981-89).

SYVCH Auxiliary member Jean Pedersen
of Solvang poses in front of her
military nurse’s uniform next to her late husband
Dr. Frank Pedersen’s military uniform circa 1940.

Past Exhibits

A Pictorial History: 1962-2012

The Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary 50th Anniversary

The public is invited to view the Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital Auxiliary‘s (SYVCH) first-ever exhibit titled "A Pictorial History: 1962-2012." This colorful exhibition includes a number of decade-by-decade montages highlighting special milestones in the planning and operation of the Santa Ynez Valley’s first and only hospital.

The exhibit, designed by hospital volunteers, also celebrates the services provided by the 50-year old Hospital Auxiliary that supports the facility. The exhibition is on display in the Museum’s Valley Room and is complemented by an exhibit of vintage nursing and doctors’ uniforms and medical equipment in the Museum’s Jeannette Lyons Costume Room. Many of the uniforms and medical equipment were loaned by Valley residents for the display.


  Museum Exhibits
  Carriage House
  Facility Rental
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  East Meets West
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  From Side Saddle
     to Astride
  Vaquero Vision
  If the Shoe Fits
  Borrowed Borein
  Mourning Glory
  The West on Wood
  Dressed to Impress
  Willy Chamberlin Tribute
  Samurai Warrior
    Horsemen of Japan
  Golden Age of California
    Women's City Fashions
  Rolling Through the West
  Shining through the
  Uncorked: The Evolution
    of Wine in the SY Valley
  Kimono: Traditions,
    Pattern and Symbolism
  Quilts of Family School
  SYVCH Pictorial History
  Walking Through History
  Hats on Parade
  Women's Fashions in the
    Baby Boomer Era
  Valley Views/Layers
  A Baby Boomer Christmas
  From Painted Caves to
    Mission Arches
  Vintage Wedding Dresses
  Ronald Reagan
  Quilting Thru the Ages
  Down on the Farm
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  Volunteer Opportunities




SYVCH Foundation Administrator June Martin,
SYVCH Auxiliary President Tresha Sell,
Santa Ynez Valley resident Miriam Johnson
and SYVCH Auxiliary Member Ann Bertero
are pictured in front of Miriam Johnson’s
college nurses gown circa 1950.