Muse- LeCompte Doctor’s Office and Museum

The newest building to be added to the Spocott Windmill complex is the Muse-LeCompte Medical Museum. There was a doctor’s office on this Hudson Road site in the early to middle 19th Century. The office belonged to William Byus LeCompte, descendent of the early Dorchester County settler, Anthony LeCompte. William was the owner and inhabitant of nearby Spocott at the time. The office and museum is being co-named for the Muse Family, from Dorchester County, who list 10 generations of physicians, impacting both local and Maryland medicine. Both families have a connection to the Spocott property and its history.

The building being used is from the Spocott property and is of the same age as the original office of William LeCompte. The building was moved to the windmill location in 2014 and has been restored. We plan to furnish the building as it probably would have appeared in the middle 19th Century, and that process has begun. We will be looking for donations and purchases of medical furniture and tools to equip the building, which will complete the community of buildings that existed in the area at that period in history: windmill, miller’s cottage, community school, and blacksmith shop. The foundation trustees plan to highlight this early period in Dorchester County Medicine.