Contact Us


Hours of Operation

The Heritage Center's Reading Room at 241 E. Market Street, and the Johnston County Museum at 329 E. Market Street, Smithfield, are both open FREE OF ADMISSION CHARGE. The Reading Room is open 9:00 am-5:00 pm Monday-Friday and by appointment on Saturday. The museum is open Monday-Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. We close for weekday holidays observed by the County of Johnston, and we're usually closed on Saturdays following holidays that fall on Fridays, including the weekends of Easter and Thanksgiving.

Phone Number and Mailing Address

The Reading Room phone number is 919-934-2836. The museum can be reached at 919-938-5912.

Our postal address is P.O. Box 2709, Smithfield, NC 27577. Our delivery address is 241 East Market Street (Reading Room) and 329 E. Market Street (Museum). Our e-mail address is heritagecenter@johnstonnc.com.

Location and Parking

Two-hour parking is allowed along adjacent streets of both the Reading Room and Museum. Free all-day parking is available in nearby off-street lots, the largest of which sits behind the Public Library on the east side of North Third Street.

Staff Directory

Click on the names below for e-mail links.

Director Todd Johnson

Administrative Assistant Joyce Mitchell - (Monday-Thursday, mornings)

Chief Genealogist Rebecca Owens - Monday and Tuesday

Archivists Bennett Chapman (Monday-Friday), Mark Valsame (Wednesday-Friday)

Heritage Center Building


Page last updated:  December 11, 2023