Snow Closing!

The Smyrna Museum will be *CLOSED* this Saturday, January 23 due to impending winter weather.  Stay warm and safe inside this weekend! We will see everyone next Saturday at the Smyrna Museum!
It may be a little too windy to enjoy a sleigh ride through town this Saturday, but some local boys were having fun racing through the snow in Smyrna following a storm on January 25, 1905!

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Local School History


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Local Smyrna – Clayton School History Exhibit

Stop into the Smyrna Museum on Saturday from 10 am – 1 pm to see our local school history exhibit.


The Smyrna Speakeasy


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Tickets on Sale Now!  The Smyrna Speakeasy – November 7, 2015

Guys and Dolls, dust off your glad rags and 20’s attire!

It’s sure to be the Cat’s Meow!

Join us as we celebrate Smyrna & Clayton during the 1920’s at the Painted Stave!

The Smyrna Speakeasy will feature a night of local history, distillery tours, prohibition talks, classic cars, local food by Main Street Market, music and libations!

Along with spirits from Painted Stave Distilling,

Harvest Ridge Winery will be pouring juice and

Blue Early Brewing will be on hand with their giggle water

Drink tickets available for purchase the night of the soiree.

This fun night will officially kick off our new long term exhibit at the Smyrna Museum:“Smyrna-Clayton Culture, Life in the Early 20th Century”

Ticket purchase includes a 1 year membership with the Duck Creek Historical Society and exclusive member-only events!

Ticket costs are tax deductible.

Tickets are on sale at the Smyrna Museum on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm or from:

A *HUGE* thank you to our local friends for their support and help in sharing this great event:

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The Smyrna Speakeasy!


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The Smyrna Speakeasy

Join us as we kick off our new exhibit:

“Smyrna-Clayton Culture, Life in the early 20th Century”

on November 7, 2015 7-11 pm at Painted Stave Distilling

Tickets available at the Smyrna Museum on Saturdays (from 10 am – 1pm) or from:



Smyrna-Clayton Culture, Life in the Early 20th Century


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Smyrna-Clayton Culture, Life in the Early 20th Century

A sampling of our 1920’s transformation! New exhibits and displays going in each room to highlight Smyrna & Clayton Culture! If you have any relative items to lend to our diplays, please contact us.

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Save the Date!


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Save the date:  November 7, 2015!

We are currently putting together an AMAZING 1920’s speakeasy themed event to highlight our new exhibit: “Smyrna-Clayton Culture, Life in the Early 20th Century”

Start putting together your period costumes and stay tuned for more information!

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Smyrna-Clayton Culture, Life in the Early 20th Century!


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Now Seeking Local Loans for Exhibit!

Our new summer exhibits are starting to come together and we are currently seeking loan items for display with Clayton significance and/or any items linked to life in Smyrna & Clayton during the 1910’s and 1920’s. These could be letters, photographs, business promotional items, cannery labels, or even oral histories. All items will be returned at the conclusion of the exhibit. Message us or stop into the Museum for more information! Please share this post with your local friends and help us spread the word!

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Smyrna Station, The Birth of the Town of Clayton Exhibit!


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Clayton Pic Option for Banner copyFirst called Smyrna Station, Clayton’s history was forged upon the railroad.

We are currently seeking items related to the Town of Clayton prior to 1930.

Please contact us if you have any items to be loaned into this exhibit.