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A daylong celebration at the oldest museum in the nation dedicated to the history of rural health care will be held Saturday, April 21. From 10 a.m. until 3 p.m., the Country Doctor Museum will host "History Alive! A 50th Anniversary Celebration" – a family-friendly event that aims to offer visitors a glimpse into the past. Free activities will include museum tours, a petting zoo and horse-drawn carriage rides from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Join Laupus Library’s History Collections staff on April 16-19 for a series of demonstrations about preserving artifacts and manuscripts. Learn more about book preservation, caring for photographs, digitizing items for the database, performing conservation on artifacts and archival materials, packing and storing family heirlooms, and more. Handouts and supplemental materials will be available each day.
April 8-14 is National Library Week, an annual celebration of the life-changing work of libraries, librarians and library workers. Libraries aren’t just places to borrow books or study — they’re also creative and engaging community centers where people can collaborate using new technologies and develop their skills and passions.
2018 registration now open!
Our MHIG presentations cover a wide variety of topics related to medical history.
Enroll online and become a member of the Friends of Laupus Library for 2018.
Eye Rain and Heart Cramps by April Holbrook now on exhibit on our fourth floor.
Laupus Library presents The Country Doctor Museum, the oldest museum in the United States dedicated to the history of America's rural health care located in Bailey, NC.
Please join us as we celebrate The Country Doctor Museum's 50th Anniversary on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at History Alive! We will offer free museum tours, hands-on activities, music, and much more for a fun-filled day in Bailey. Please contact the museum for additional information.