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Smith Museum

Smith Museum is located on Jason Street in Arlington, Massachusetts. Established in 1980, it houses exhibits and the Arlington Historical Society’s collection of artifacts, manuscripts, and other Arlington memorabilia. The museum was built with funds given by Elizabeth Smith in commemoration of her father, George A. Smith, and her grandfather, Samuel Abbot Smith. The museum features an exhibition and meeting hall, along with fire-safe storage for the society’s collections. The exhibits follow a timeline that highlights Arlington's development from prehistoric times to the present day. A special map exhibit displays Arlington's development from a country town to Boston suburb. The Arlington Historical Society arranges monthly lectures and talks on history-related subjects at the museum. The Smith Museum bookstore carries a unique assortment of books, maps, and gifts. Adjacent to Smith Museum is the Jason Russell House, built in 1740, which still bears bullet holes as the site of bloody fighting on the first day of the War of Independence.