The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

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 Rutherford Hospital Museum

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Rutherford Hospital Museum

   The Rutherford Hospital Museum opened October of 2005 and was created because the HospitAntique cabinet in Rutherford Hospital Museumal played an important role in Rutherford County history. The design of the museum features vignettes that showcase several areas of hospital life. It is a treasure trove of artifacts including many pieces of medical equipment and furniture from earlier years at the hospital. Other items were used privately by physicians in Rutherford County who were once associated with the hospital.
    Among the prized pieces of the collection are a massive roll-top desk used by Dr. Henry Norris, one of the three founders of Rutherford Hospital located in the Founders' Corners. He used the roll-top desk in the 1906 hospital and later in the 1911 building.

Website: Rutherford Hospital Museum
Location:
Rutherforton NC
Distance: 1 hour from Asheville
Address: 288 South Ridgecrest Avenue, Rutherfordton NC 28139
Telephone: 828-286-5000
Hours: Monday -Friday  6 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fees: Free
Allow: 1 hour
Nearby: Rutherford County Museum
Directions: From Asheville Take I-40 east to Exit 85 (NC 221). Go north toward Rutherfordton on NC 221. In Rutherfordton turn left onto Maple Street to hospital on South Ridgecrest Avenue.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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