August 2014 Events


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August Events at The Smyrna Museum


August 7

Smyrna National Night Out  Stop into the Smyrna Museum and drop off a photograph submission to our “Smyrna Summer Memories” Exhibit!

August 30   11:00 am – 1:00 pm

*FREE* Civil War Birthday Celebration Highlighting General Fitz John Porter (August 31, 1822)

This free event offers guests historical information on Civil War General Porter along with free refreshments!

Continuing August Exhibits:

“Canning and Food Preservation”


“Smyrna Summer Memories”

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“Civil War in Smyrna”


Historic Haunted Investigation Tours Come to Smyrna!


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Historic Haunted
Investigation Tours

Have you ever wanted to be a ghost hunter??
Ever wondered how paranormal investigations work?
This is your chance to become part of the team!

Delmarva Historic Haunts, Inc., a history friendly paranormal group based in Milford, will be conducting haunted tours and paranormal investigations in Smyrna on September 13 and October 18! They want you to be part of their investigation!

Come along as they investigate the Smyrna Museum the Plank House, the Delaware House and the Presley Spruance House. Both dates offer two tour times: 7:30 pm or 10:30 pm. All groups will begin and end at the Smyrna Museum.

Ticket prices are $25 per person, and you must be 13 or older to attend this event. All ticket sales benefit the Duck Creek Historical Society, our local non-profit organization that oversees, and staffs the always free Smyrna Museum.

Tickets are expected to sell out for this event!
Contact us today to secure your space! 302.653.1320




Smyrna Summer Memories


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July – September 2014

Smyrna Summer Memories

 The Smyrna Museum is seeking photograph submissions for our new exhibit running July through September.

Showcase your own memories and add to our exhibit!

We are accepting submissions of photographs portraying summer activities that highlight our area. Photographs should show a fun “memory” that occurred in Smyrna, Clayton, Smyrna Landing or Woodland Beach.

From family afternoons at the lake, backyard barbecues, parade involvement, fishing on the pier, dogs running on the beach and summer gardens to historical architecture and old family photos. We want them all!

Submission Guidelines:
Please include the name of anyone pictured, location and date of photograph, along with current contact information if you would like your submission returned at the end of the exhibit.

Photographs for display will only be accepted in person at the Smyrna Museum (11 South Main Street, Smyrna Delaware) during our normal open hours on Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm.

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We need your help! This photograph was taken at Lake Como in 1946 during the annual Carnival thrown by the Citizens’ Hose Company. Do you know the names of the lovely ladies pictured? Please stop into the Smyrna Museum during our Saturday hours, 10 am – 1 pm to help us identify them! (Photograph Courtesy of The Citizens’ Hose Company No. 1 Inc.)

April Events

April 2014

Gallery Opening – Richard H. Bailey, local sculptor and artisan will be displaying his works in the downstairs of the Smyrna Museum.  His work may be viewed every Saturday during regular Museum hours or by special appointment with the artist.

“Smyrna in Bloom” Exhibit debuts.  Ladies purses, hats and fashions in our upstairs exhibit room.

Local Exhibits: “Crocks and Pottery” and “Civil War in Smyrna” Continue.

April 26, 2014:  General Ulysses S. Grant’s Birthday Celebration as part of our on going “Civil War in Smyrna” Exhibit.  Stop in from 11am – 1pm for cake and singing!  *Great Children’s Event!*


Haunted Ghost Tours !


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We are very excited to announce Haunted Ghost Tours coming this Fall to Smyrna!  The Duck Creek Historical Society is teaming up with Delmarva Historic Haunts for this great event!  We recently had their investigators visit the Smyrna Museum.  Check out what they found…

March 2014 Events


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March 1 – “Crocks and Pottery” Exhibit Debut

March 1 – “Winter on the Marsh” Exhibit Celebration

March 8 – General Philip Sheridan’s Birthday Party Celebration

As always, all of our events are family friendly and free! Stop in to see us!


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