Welcome to the Smyrna Historical Society’s Website. Thank you for your interest in this new organization, helping us promote Smyrna’s amazing history!  As you may or may not know, the City of Smyrna has taken over ownership of the Smyrna History Museum.  This group was created in order to support the museum, as well as promote history and preservation in the greater Smyrna area. Click here for more information on SHS. Click here to visit our facebook page.

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Smyrna family gifts shoupade model to Smyrna History Museum

The family of Smyrna resident and local historian Leon McElveen has donated a prized model of a Civil War Shoupade fort to the Smyrna History Museum. Created by noted historian and author Bill Scaife, the model was gifted to McElveen a few years ago. It ...
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Former city hall sign donated during Smyrna Historical Society’s collection event

Ward 4 City Councilman Corky Welch, Smyrna Museum Manager Jennie Eldredge and Mike Terry, a member of the Smyrna Historical  Society, display the original sign from the new city hall that opened in 1996. Welch brought the sign to the Smyrna Historical Society's collection event ...
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Smyrna Historical Society hosting collection event on July 27

The Smyrna Historical Society will host a collection event where residents can potentially donate documents, photographs or artifacts relevant to the history of Smyrna and South Cobb. The society, in conjunction with the Smyrna Museum, may add select contributions to its growing collection. These holdings serve as the basis ...
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Let’s Get Acquainted

Our social media pages explore local history, the goings on at the Smyrna History Museum, and the special projects and interests of the members of the Smyrna Historical Society board members! Follow us on Instagram @smyrnahistoricalsociety Check out our page on Facebook @smyrnahistoricalsociety Join our ...
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What’s Your Smyrna Story?

The Smyrna History Museum is undergoing a redesign of its exhibits. We are looking for original photos of Smyrna history as well as objects to put on display. We can digitally scan your photos so you can keep the original. All objects that are accepted ...
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Smyrna History Museum- Important Changes in 2019

Calling All Historians! Professional and Amateur The Smyrna History Museum is undergoing a redesign of its exhibits. We are looking for original photos of Smyrna history as well as objects to put on display. We can digitally scan your photos so you can keep the ...
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An Invigorated Oral History Initiative in Smyrna – we need your input!

Collecting and preserving the recollections of those who shaped our time and defined our community is the special responsibility of a local historical society, and SHS is proud to be taking up this challenge in a collaborative effort with the Smyrna Public Library (SPL) and ...
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From the Museum Manager

Fall is certainly bringing change to the SHM. We have launched our redesign project in collaboration with Building Four Fabrication, located in Chamblee.  They are “a full service exhibits and display firm specializing in custom fabricated exhibit environments as well as hospitality & custom artwork.” ...
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Meet The Museum’s Intern

Smyrna native, Ms. Annzie Hine, has been instrumental in helping with the organization and storage tasks at the museum. Ms. Hine graduated from the Atlanta campus of Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Writing and is applying to Valdosta State’s Masters ...
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Smyrna Museum Closes For Renovations

In preparation for the renovation project, the Smyrna History Museum closes to the public on Monday July 2, 2018. The closing period will allow staff and volunteers time to clean up the museum storage space in preparation for the renovation. The new Smyrna Historical Society, which was ...
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Oral History Workshop May 11

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! A Smyrna Oral History Workshop Friday, May 11, 2018 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon Smyrna Library, Conference Room RSVP: sreference@smyrnaga.gov Admission is free, but all participants are required to bring to the workshop the name of one person, a friend, a neighbor, ...
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