News and Special Events

Current Exhibit (free admission, open to the public)

A Generation Goes to War, 1941-1945

in the Holding-Richardson Exhibit Hall



Virtual Ghost Walk Premiers on YouTube October 29

This year we are offering this popular event free of charge on our YouTube channel (JohnstonNC Heritage). The premier will be Thursday, October 29, 2020, at 7 pm. Here is the lineup:

Thomas A. Bingham (founder of the Town of Garner), portrayed by John Arthur Greene;

Luma McLamb (Register of Deeds, 1928-1930), portrayed by Theressa Rose;

Shine (tobacco farm hand and childhood friend of Ava Gardner), portrayed by Kenny Howell;

William R. Collins (iconic African American educator) and wife Alice Collins, portrayed by Paul and Shirley Ingram;

Aaron Lee (who witnessed Lynch's Ghost at the Mill Creek Bridge in Meadow), portrayed by Chris Johnson

Cameo appearances by Matt Dean and Bert the Horse.


Donations are requested to assist with production costs. You may use the donate button on our home page and contribute through PayPal, or you may mail a check to JCHC, PO Box 2709, Smithfield, NC 27577.  


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