The American Museum of Nursing was founded in 1993 to house the private collections of Geri Rosato, Nurse Educator and Curator, focusing solely on the history of nursing; past and present. Only a few nursing museums exist in the United States; this museum has attracted international visitors since its inception.
The exhibits feature nursing memorabilia indicative of the wide variety of global settings where nurses have contributed in nursing past; some present.
The museum conducts in-house tours, book signings, and sponsors a variety of community based projects. Nurse gift items are available and there is a library as well as a gift shop. Tours are by appointment only. The museum is situated adjacent to Murphy Park and the library.