Bring the kids to share their Christmas wishes and take photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus at the Smith-Appleby House on Sunday, Dec. 4, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Visitors will also enjoy homemade holiday treats as volunteers in Colonial-period dress present the story of the historic 315-year-old family farm home.
There is a $5 donation for adults. Children are free. No reservations are needed. The annual event is hosted by the Historical Society of Smithfield, RI.
The Smith-Appleby House dates to 1696 and 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 start the colony of Providence, Rhode Island, in 1636.
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.
About the Smith-Appleby House
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 or contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 401-231-7363. Follow the Smith-Appleby House on Facebook at http://facebook.com/SmithApplebyHouseand on Twitter at http://twitter.com/SmithAppleby.