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Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum


The Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum inspires curiosity about the history of rural American medicine by providing place-based experiences centered around authentic objects and stories. By deepening the historical understanding of public health and individual healthcare, our purpose is to serve all citizens and facilitate discussion of human problems that are common across time.


The Carter-Coile Country Doctors Museum aspires to become a recognized cultural destination for exhibitions and programming that enrich the quality of life for residents of and visitors to Clarke County in general, and Winterville in particular. We aim to serve our audience and stakeholders by fostering community, connection, and dialogue.

Core Values


  • Enriching individual and civic life through exhibitions and programs that are inspiring, challenging, and risk-taking

  • Fostering a culture of creative, innovative thinking in our work

  • Serving our community as a custodian of its social and material culture


  • Maintaining the highest standards for our collections, exhibitions, and programs


  • Including many voices and presenting many points of view


  • Working in partnership with stakeholders within the healthcare and cultural heritage fields to create an environment that is welcoming, accessible, and insightful


  • Transparent and careful stewardship of resources, including collections, facilities, investments, and staff