Vintage Salt & Pepper Shaker Sets Collection


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This private collection displays a fun variety of salt and pepper shakers. These great vintage sets are on loan from Mrs. Keen of Smyrna.

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Local Police History Exhibit


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Our Local Police History Exhibit features uniforms, photographs, and memorabilia from Clayton, Smyrna, Leipsic, Cheswold, and the Delaware State Police.

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Coming Soon! Life & Culture in Smyrna and Clayton


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We are excited to announce that our next big exhibit will feature life and culture in Smyrna and Clayton from the turn of the twentieth century through 1920. We are looking for local items from that time period to add into our display. Photographs, clothing, books, letters from WWI, sheet music, etc. If you have any items available for loan, please contact us at the Smyrna Museum. 302.653.1320.

Our “Civil War in Smyrna” exhibit will run through May 2015 to coincide with all of the great Civil War events happening around the State as we wind down our Sesquicentennial program.

As always, our exhibits and tours are free to the public and family friendly! We are open Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm.

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Thank you!


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Thank you to everyone who joined us for a wonderful night in historic downtown Smyrna!

We had a very successful fundraiser for our Smyrna Museum thanks to our friends at Delmarva Historic Haunts, our local volunteers, and our many excited guests!

Stay tuned for updates on next year’s event at the Smyrna Museum and be sure to check out their other events in Delaware:

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With Malice Toward None


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Everyone enjoyed a wonderful night of history at our Autumn Farm to Table Dinner!

Mr. Daniel Pritchett gave a great talk on Abraham Lincoln: “With Malice toward None” hosted by the Delaware Humanities Forum!

Become a member of the Duck Creek Historical Society for invites to all of our exciting members only events!


Celebrating Smyrna & Clayton Fire Company History!


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Today we kick off a great new exhibit featuring the history of the Citizens’ Hose Company No. 1 Inc. of Smyrna, DE and the Clayton Fire Company NO.1 Inc.

Stop in to see much more of the exhibit at our Smyrna Museum.  We are open on Saturdays from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.



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September 13th – Historic Haunted Tours! Get Your Tickets Now!


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Historic Haunted
Investigation Tours

Have you ever wanted to be a ghost hunter??
Ever wondered how paranormal investigations work?
This is your chance to become part of the team!


Delmarva Historic Haunts, Inc., a history friendly paranormal group based in Milford, will be conducting haunted tours and paranormal investigations in Smyrna on September 13! They want you to be part of their investigation!

Come along as they investigate the Smyrna Museum the Plank House, the Delaware House and the Presley Spruance House. Tours are offered at 7:30 and 10:30 pm. All groups will begin and end at the Smyrna Museum. (11 South Main Street Smyrna, Delaware 19977)

Tickets are $25 per person (children 13 and older only). All sales benefit the Duck Creek Historical Society, our local non-profit organization that oversees and staffs the always free Smyrna Museum.

Advanced Payment and Registration is Required
Contact us today to secure your space! 302.653.1320


August 2014 Events


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August Events at The Smyrna Museum


August 7

Smyrna National Night Out  Stop into the Smyrna Museum and drop off a photograph submission to our “Smyrna Summer Memories” Exhibit!

August 30   11:00 am – 1:00 pm

*FREE* Civil War Birthday Celebration Highlighting General Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822)

This free event offers guests historical information on Civil War General Porter along with free refreshments!

Continuing August Exhibits:

“Canning and Food Preservation”


“Smyrna Summer Memories”

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“Civil War in Smyrna”