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“[There are] countless small shrines in the hometowns or the adopted towns of native sons and daughters who went away to become famous, though some of the stars are barely remembered today. These museums are mostly special for their focus and usually reflect an undying care for their subjects by true keepers of the faith…. […]

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— Unlike similar small-town shrines to Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable, the Ava Gardner Museum is achieving at least modest success — thanks to Frank? — Confederate money had its day. — Eleanor Roosevelt slept here, Ike and Tina fought there. — Yadkin Trail marker overgrown but not overlooked. — Derek Jeter, 3,004 hits ago. […]

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Among the disappointed underbidders at the recent Debbie Reynolds memorabilia¬† auction was the Ava Gardner Museum in Smithfield. According to Donna Bailey-Taylor, acting director, the nurse’s uniform Gardner wore in “The Sun Also Rises” fetched $2,500 (plus premium), $1,000 past the museum’s limit. The museum had already returned to the Reynolds collection several items on […]

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“Henry McNeal Turner, chaplain of a black regiment, described a scene in May 1865, as African American troops marched with the victorious Union armies through North Carolina. Leaving Raleigh, Turner’s regiment reached the town of Smithfield, where they encountered a burned bridge and no other way to cross a river than to remove their clothes […]

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