News and Special Events

Current Exhibit (free admission, open to the public)

A Generation Goes to War, 1941-1945

November 23, 2019 through summer 2020, Holding-Richardson Exhibit Hall


Black History Program (free admission, open to the public)

Re-examining Racism in Johnston County

Thursday, February 20, 2020, 6:30 pm

The Johnston County Heritage Commission’s Black History program, “The Fight to Vote: Re-examining Racism,” scheduled for tonight, has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 27, 6:30 to 7:30 pm, due to the impending inclement weather.

Public Library of Johnston County and Smithfield, 2nd floor meeting room


Patrons' Dinner (for Heritage Center contributors, reservation required)

featuring pianist Ella Ann Holding

Tuesday, March 17, 2020, 6 pm

Johnston County Agricultural Center


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