Expanded Smyrna History Museum to reopen in November

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The Smyrna Museum in Smyrna, Ga. (Photo by Todd DeFeo/The DeFeo Groupe)

SMYRNA, Ga. — The newly revamped and expanded Smyrna History Museum will reopen to the public on Nov. 17.

The museum closed to the public on July 2, 2018. The city hired Building Four Fabrication in Chamblee, Ga., to design, build and install new exhibits for the revamped museum.

The 1,500-square-foot museum is located in a replica of the city’s 1910 train depot. The museum first opened in 1992, and it moved to its current location, in a replica of the former Smyrna train depot, in 1999.

Earlier this year, the family of Leon McElveen, a Smyrna resident and local historian, donated a prized model of a Civil War Shoupade fort to the museum. The model will be displayed in the updated museum.

The Smyrna Historical Society will host a grand opening from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 17. For more information, visit smyrnahistoricalsociety.org.

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