Discover the men behind one the region’s most familiar household names. Who were Drs. Willis and Knighton, and what did they do for the field of medicine in their community? Exhibit highlights include original oil portraits of the medical giants, artifacts and material culture associated with their tenure and professional lives.

Tiles from Tri-State Hospital Floor


Among those items dating from the early days of Tri-State Hospital are hexagonal floor tiles.  The small white tiles were used in almost every hospital in the late 19th and 20th centuryh century.  As the hospital grew and changed the tiles were overlayed with other floors. 

In 2013, worker replacing the carpeting in a portion of Wills-Knighton Medical Center building uncovered tiles identical to the ones that came to the museum from an unknown donor

Location in Museum

Willis and Knighton Exhibit case


Circa Mid-20th century

100 Years