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The Country Doctor Museum hosts fourth annual holiday open house Dec. 6

BAILEY, N.C.   (Nov. 24, 2008)   —   The Country Doctor Museum will host its fourth annual Holiday Open House from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

Admission and guided tours are free. Complimentary hot apple cider and cookies will be served in the museum gift shop. Guests can make holiday potpourri sachets to take home.

On the same day, the Bailey Christmas Parade will be held at 1 p.m. in downtown Bailey.

"Everyone is invited to stop in the museum before or after the parade," said Jennie Schindler Graham, historic site manager. "The museum gift shop is also a great place to get some of your holiday shopping done."

The museum, created in 1967, is the oldest in the United States dedicated to the history of America’s rural health care. Exhibits highlight the practice of medicine between the late 18th century and the first half of the 20th century. The museum is managed as part of the History Collections of East Carolina University’s Laupus Library through an agreement with the ECU Medical & Health Sciences Foundation.

For more information, call 252-235-4165 or visit


Contact: Crystal Baity | 252-744-3764