News and Special Events
A Generation Goes to War, 1941-1945
Please join us on Saturday, 23 November at 11 am for the Grand Opening of our new exhibit, A Generation Goes to War, 1941-1945.
Tarheel Traveler Scott Mason Book Signing Nov. 16 At Heritage Center
The Johnston County Heritage Center in Smithfield will host a book signing by author Scott Mason on Saturday, November 16, from 11 am to 2 pm.
Mason will have copies of his newest book, Tar Heel Traveler: New Journeys Across North Carolina, as well as other popular books he has written about North Carolina cuisine and encounters with unique individuals throughout the state. His book Faith and Air: The Miracle List (2017), includes a miracle story about Johnston County’s own J. D. Lancaster, a Pearl Harbor survivor.
The 15th Annual Historical Ghost Walk
THE 15th ANNUAL HISTORICAL GHOST WALK hosted by the Johnston County Heritage Center is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, October 24 in Smithfield's Riverside Cemetery. Admission will be $5 for adults and $3 for students in grades K-12.
Tickets are not sold in advance. Guided tours are offered first-come, first served, starting at the corner of South Second and Church streets.
Building the Black Community in Johnston County, 1865-1900
Historical Marker Unveilings
Wednesday, June 19, 10 am, Freedmen's Schoolhouse marker, First Missionary Baptist Church, corner of 4th and Caswell Streets, Smithfield
Friday, June 21, 11 am, Atkinson's Mill marker, 95 Atkinson Mill Road, Selma
Friday, June 28, 10 am, Hinton's Quarter Courthouse marker, E. Front Street Roundabout, Clayton, with reception at Arbors at East Village, 56 Bent Branch Loop, Clayton
Saturday, July 6, 10 am, Gov. Benjamin Williams marker, 3390 Grabtown Road, Smithfield
Saturday, July 20, 10 am, Catch-Me-Eye marker, place TBD