Our 200th Anniversary
1822 saw the arrival of the first settlers here, Humphrey and Nancy Smith and their children. Smithville was on the westernmost border of the United States until 1839. A lot of interesting people have lived here, including four Hollywood stars: Edith Clayton, Buster Keaton, Wallace Beery, and Noah Beery.
History Talk on Monday, November 21, 2022 at American Legion.
Mollie Morton presentation on Morton's Mercantile, Smithville's Department Store from the 1890s to 1965.
Doors open at 6 pm for dinner. History Talk begins at 7:00 pm.
History Talk on Monday, January 9, 2023 at First Christian Church at 7:00 p.m..
Fred Barber will discuss the Military Road to Council Bluffs, our town's first source of business.
History Talk on Monday, April, 2023 at First Christian Church at 7:00 p.m.
Author Mark Kelly will discuss the indigenous peoples here and Indian Agent John Dougherty.