Smyrna History Museum will re-open Sunday

Smyrna History Museum building is a replica of a one-story wooden train station. In article Smyrna History Museum re-opensSmyrna History Museum (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

The Smyrna History Museum will re-open its newly revamped and expanded facility to the public on Sunday. The museum is located at 2861 Atlanta Rd. SE, Smyrna.

The Smyrna Historical Society will host the grand re-opening celebration from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sunday November 17, with light refreshments.

According to a press release from Todd DeFeo announcing the re-opening:

The museum is located in a replica of the city’s former train depot. The museum first opened in 1992, and it moved to its current location in 1999.

Earlier this year, the family of Leon McElveen, a Smyrna resident and local historian, donated a prized model of a Civil War Shoupade fort to the museum. The model will be displayed in the updated museum.

For more information, visit smyrnahistoricalsociety.org.

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