I researched, planned, and wrote most of the text for this exhibit as well as curated artifacts for inclusion from the Ava Gardner Museum. The exhibit shares about Ava Gardner’s early years, growing up in Johnston County while also detailing her lasting connections to her home state over the years through her relationship with her family who remained local as well as through visits home and special state and local honors. The exhibit is located inside the lobby of the Johnston County Museum.

  • Johnston County Museum/Ava Gardner Museum
  • Smithfield, NC
  • Exhibit Research & Writing/Artifact Curation
  • 2022
  • Panel design by Donna Bailey-Taylor/Printed by Magic Murals
  • Some content and artifacts from Johnston County Museum and Tobacco Farm Life Museum