Updated: Jan 7
After a competitive review process, the Junior Board of the Watson-Brown Foundation has awarded a grant to the Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum for the purposes of constructing a new collections storage and conservation building.
Since 1972 the museum's complete and extensive collection of 19th and 20th century medical tools has sat on permanent display inside the 3-room building that once housed the offices of Doctors Warren Carter and Frank Coile. Thanks to the generous support of the Watson-Brown Foundation, the museum will soon be able to store and preserve its collections in a proper, purpose-built collections storage facility.
What's more, by freeing up space that is currently given over to storage the museum will be expanding its offerings to include a dedicated rotating exhibit gallery. This space, which will be refreshed several times per year, will allow visitors a space to explore in greater detail different aspects of the country doctor's world.
Construction of the new building is expected to begin in fall 2022, with its completion coming in early 2023.