Smyrna History Museum wins award from Cobb Landmarks

Cobb Landmarks has presented the Smyrna History Museum with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation and Heritage Education. (Courtesy of Smyrna)

The Smyrna History Museum recently was presented with an award for Outstanding Achievement in Historic Preservation and Heritage Education by Cobb Landmarks.

Smyrna Mayor Derek Norton, Smyrna Councilman Corkey Welch and the city’s Museum Manager Jennie Eldredge were presented with the award by Cobb Landmarks Executive Director Trevor Beemon.

“We are very excited to receive such an honor from fellow Cobb County preservation and history enthusiasts and thank everyone who worked so hard on the new exhibits,” said Smyrna City Administrator Tammi Saddler Jones in her monthly newsletter.

The Smyrna History Museum, 2861 Atlanta Road, has undergone a total renovation of its exhibits, including new exhibits on Smyrna history and interactive displays for children.

Closed on Sundays and Mondays, the museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

Museum admission is free - though donations are welcomed.

The Smyrna Museum & Train Depot is next to Aunt Fanny’s Cabin and across from the Smyrna Market Village.

The museum’s collection includes thousands of historical city artifacts from when Smyrna was incorporated in 1872.

Also, the museum serves as the headquarters for the Smyrna Historical and Genealogical Society.

Anyone interested in serving as a museum volunteer is asked to contact Eldredge at jeldredge@SmyrnaGa.gov.

Information: 678-631-5423, SmyrnaGa.gov/residents/history-points-of-interest/smyrna-history-museum, SmyrnaHistoricalSociety.org/2019/12/05/new-volunteer-opportunity-for-2020

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