Purpose of the Society

The Smith County Historical Society is incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas and is known as Smith County Historical Society, Inc., hereafter referred to as the “Society”. The Society is formed as a nonprofit, educational organization for the following purposes:

  • To discover, collect and preserve data, records and items relating to the history of Smith County, Texas;
  • To provide public education relating to the history of Smith County, Texas;
  • To maintain an archival collection that is available to the public for research and education relating to the history of Smith County, Texas;
  • To maintain museum(s) and to work with any museum for the preservation of historical artifacts relating to the history of Smith County, Texas;
  • To publish an historical magazine called CHRONICLES OF SMITH COUNTY, TEXAS, as well as any other books and materials relating to history that the Society deems worthy of publication;
  • To hold periodic meetings and programs on historical topics for the benefit of members of the Society and the public in general;
  • To solicit contributions of money or other property for the purpose of carrying out the foregoing programs; and
  • To do and perform generally and anywhere all acts and things reasonably incident to the corporate purposes