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The Ava Gardner Festival held annually in October celebrates the extraordinary life of Smithfield native Ava Gardner.  With heritage tours, film showings, and special exhibits, each festival offers something new for Museum visitors to see and learn about the Hollywood starlet.  For more information about the Ava Gardner Festival, please click here.