Bring your kids and cameras to enjoy photos and fun at a Christmas holiday visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012, at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI.
While Santa & Mrs. Claus pose for photos with the children — and discuss their Christmas wish lists — volunteers in Colonial costumes will demonstrate hearthside cooking and present the history of the 315 year-old family farm home.
“Christmas with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Smith-Appleby House” will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. There is a $5 donation for adults. Children are free. No reservations are needed.
The historic Smith-Appleby House Museum is located at 220 Stillwater Rd. in Smithfield, RI, just off I-295. For more information, visit their website at http://www.smithapplebyhouse.org or call (401) 231-7363.
The Smith-Appleby House was built, circa 1696, as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith, a grandson of John Smith “The Miller” — one of Roger William’s original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Later generations of the family expanded the House to 12 rooms. Today, the House and grounds are a living Museum. Volunteers in Colonial-period dress conduct tours and demonstrations depicting life during the Revolutionary War. The historic House Museum features original furnishings, designs and exhibits — and hosts public events and activities year-round.
The house is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield.