The Museum of Rutherford Hospital opened October of 2005. It was created because the Hospital has played an important role in Rutherford County history. It was felt that something should be done to record and preserve the Hospital's heritage before it all disappeared with the passage of time. 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.