About Us

Smith County Historical Society

The Society, incorporated under the laws of the State of Texas, is a  501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 1959. It was formed to serve these 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.

Active Committees

Executive Officers

President: Rob Jones
Past President:
Vice President: Scott Fitzgerald
Treasurer: Tyler Clakley
Recording Secretary: Carla Lacy

Office Staff and Support

Office Manager/ Volunteer & Intern Coordinator: Carla Lacy
Archives Manager: Tiffany Wright
Mailing: Chris Martinez
Membership: Zach Sabota

Jack T. Greer Memorial Fund

Gretta Davis
Carol Kehl
James Wilkins
Tiffany Wright


Scott Fitzgerald
Kathy Gaston
Sarah Beene
Mark Thacker


Chairperson: Scott Fitzgerald
Rob Jones
Carol Godwin

Programs and Events

Chairperson: Scott Fitzgerald
Carol Kehl
Vicki Betts


Chairperson: Rob Jones
Tyler Clakley
JB Smith
Mark Thacker

Chronicles of Smith County Publications

Board of Editors: Vicki Betts and Andrew Leath

Camp Ford

Chairperson: Ashton Oravetz

For more information on our organization please feel free to call our offices or contact us through our Get Involved page. If you’d like to know more about these committees or when they meet please take a look at our calendar and events page here.