Living fossils promote Ava Gardner Museum

Though Hollywood film star Ava Gardner has been dead since 1990, public interest continues, as evidenced by a press release from the Ava Gardner Museum. The release notes 83-year old Gregory Peck recently appeared in a 30-second TV spot promoting the museum that honors his life-long friend.

Ava's first husband, Mickie Rooney is coming to Smithfield to perform his "One-Man, One-Wife" Show, April 26th at the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium (Call 919-934-2099 for tickets). Rooney plans to visit the museum as well as Ava's graveside while in town.

Museum hours are Monday-Saturday, 9:00am-5:00pm and Sunday, 2:00pm-5:00pm. The new location is 325 E. Market Street, 1.2 miles from I-95. Admissions costs are $4.00 adults, $3.00 for seniors, teenagers and groups, and $2.00 for children under 12.

325 E. Market St., Smithfield, NC
I-95 exit 95. Drive west on Market St./Hwy 70 into town. The museum is located at 325 E. Market. St., right in the middle of downtown.
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