Please join us at our third annual Smith-Appleby Antiques, Collectibles, and New England Crafts Show on Sunday, October 4, 2015, on the grounds of the Smith-Appleby House, 220 Stillwater Road, Smithfield, RI.
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visit antique dealer booths featuring historic, vintage, and collectible items. See a live blacksmith demonstration, spinners, and a wool demonstration. There will be many quality craft artisans’ booths of handmade soaps, baskets, various country items, baked goods, and more.
In addition, everyone is encouraged see and hear what daily life was really like in Colonial Rhode Island during the American Revolutionary War era — by taking a tour of the rooms and exhibits of the historic Smith-Appleby House. Tours are led by educators and history enthusiasts in Colonial dress.
The Smith-Appleby Antiques, Collectibles, and New England Crafts Show will run from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., rain or shine. Admission to the show is free. House tours are $5 for adults and free for children.
The Smith-Appleby House, which dates to 1696, was built by Elisha Smith, the grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” a member of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Expanded from its original construction as a one-room stone-ender cottage, the delicately restored 12-room historic farmhouse features beautiful cabinet work, varied architectural designs, original stencils, and furnished rooms showcasing an intriguing collection of antiques.
The Smith-Appleby House is located at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield, RI, just off I-295. The House is owned and operated by the Historical Society of Smithfield, RI, as a living museum hosting a variety of educational activities, programs, and events throughout the year. Group tours are available for schools, scouts, and other community organizations. The House and property, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, are also available to rent for private events. For more information, visit the website at http://www.smithapplebyhouse.org. Follow the Smith-Appleby House on Facebook at http://facebook.com/SmithApplebyHouse and on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SmithAppleby.