Why we are celebrating Ava Gardner in Smithfield, NC

Celebrating Ava Gardner at the Ava Gardner Museum mural

Celebrating Ava Garner ends in October 2023 – The Final “Toast to Ava” Centennial Event. Smithfield, North Carolina, hosted a year-long Centennial celebration in honor of the legendary actress, humanitarian, and fashion icon Ava Gardner. Ava was a beloved North Carolina native who grew up just seven miles east of Smithfield in a rural community […]