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Touma Medical Museum
Dr. Touma's medical antique collection began to take up too much space in his home, so he dedicated the third floor of a historic Downtown Huntington building to display these artifacts. Originally the home of a local successful clothing company, the Century Building is one of the historic properties that Touma Real Estate Holdings has invested in. Wright’s Clothiers has been a staple in Downtown Huntington for nearly a decade, and it is believed that the Century Building was where the store was originally located. Wright's opened for business on the corner of 10th Street and 4th Avenue in 1930 due to the popularity of local shops along 4th Avenue, and left that location in 2016 to move closer to Pullman Square. Wright's is known for being located on 4th Avenue under The Frederick, however it was not the clothing store's first location. The Century Building was originally named Wright and Walker building.
The Touma Medical Museum has multiple exhibits on the 4,000 square foot open floor plan on the third floor of the Century Building. This privately owned museum houses artifacts collected by Dr. Touma over the past 40 years, and is available by appointment only.
The museum was gifted to Marshall University's School of Medicine in 2017.
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Huntington, West Virginia 25701
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