Want to help preserve Smyrna history? Here’s a way

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If you are interested in helping preserve and document the history of Smyrna, Georgia, and have documents, photographs, or other objects from Smyrna’s past, there is a way you can play a part in preserving Smyrna history.

The Smyrna Historical Society is going to host a collection event, where residents can donate items relevant to the history of Smyrna and South Cobb.

The society will be working with the Smyrna Museum, and is looking for contributions for its collection.

Items will be chosen from among the collection to stock the revamped and soon-to-be-opened Smyrna museum.

The collection will take place from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on July 27 at the Smyrna Public Library, 100 Village Green Cir SE Smyrna.

The Smyrna Historical Society recently received its 501(c)(3) from the IRS. It supports the city-owned Smyrna Museum.

The museum closed for renovation in July 2018 and is expected to open later this year.

According to the press release from Todd DeFeo announcing the collection event:

Museum Manager Jennie Eldredge will be on hand to facilitate the donation of objects and documents. The society will have scanners at the event, so anyone who has an item they would like to share with the museum without donating the original can participate.

For more about the collection event, including guidelines on acceptable donations, email smyrnahistoricalsociety@gmail.com. For more information on the Smyrna Historical Society or visit smyrnahistoricalsociety.org.

[ This article was written with information from a press release distributed by Todd DeFeo of the DeFeo group]

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