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The Smoot story demonstrates and champions the lives of the people who make our country run. 

By reflecting on and learning more about the lives of teachers, journalists, religious leaders, city workers, organizers, and local citizens, we may continue to resuscitate this quintessentially American trait of civil service, as well as inspire and establish new avenues and methods to act in service of our society.


Are you interested in contributing your Smoot stories to the Flower Hill Oral History Project? If so, sign up using the button below.

A growing database of Jane Smoot's former students provides insight into how many lives a single educator can touch, her collected teachings evidence the tireless intellectual efforts a teacher commits to over a lifetime, and her insights on social and cultural changes over the course of the 20th century provide a profound study on America’s trajectory away from selfless engagement and towards private advancement. 

Are you interested in joining the database or contributing your Miss Smoot stories to the Former Student Oral History Project? If so, sign up using the button below.

Former Students


Students can benefit today from our resource materials and internships in curation and archiving will be posted as they become available, but please let us know what kind of additional opportunities you might be seeking.



The Smoot story is the story of the majority, the masses. Short of a rags to riches tale, this is a rags to sustenance tale. An enduring Smoot legacy, especially in the face of a rapidly changing city and national character, will ennoble the tradition of the hardworking American, finding a place in history for us all. 


Though Miss Smoot left behind many materials and instructions, the Flower Hill team is building the museum from the ground up and will need plenty of help as we continue to grow.