News and Special Events


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.

View Ghost Walk Press Release


Current Exhibit

Building the Black Community in Johnston County, 1865-1900 


Historical Marker Unveilings

Read the Historical Marker Press Release

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


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