Colonial Weekend

When:
October 6, 2012 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm GMT0
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Where:
Smith-Appleby House Museum
220 Stillwater Rd
Smithfield, RI 02917
USA
Contact:
Press contact: Don Goncalves

An encampment of Colonial militia and Pirates engage in military drills, demonstrate 18th century living, and host games, crafts and more at the “Smith-Appleby House Colonial Weekend” at the Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturday, Oct. 6, and Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012.

 The activities are continuous from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fun includes:

  • Living history demonstrations of the 18th century, including Revolutionary War camp life, cooking, fire starting, and more
  • Children’s games, crafts, military drills, and other activities
  • Period crafts and wares — demonstrations and sales
  • Colonial musicians and artisans
  • Militia drills and demonstrations
  • United Train of Artillery demonstrations of cannon and more
  • Tours of the historic 1696 Smith-Appleby House Museum
  • Food and beverage
Full schedule below.

There is a $5 donation for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

The Smith-Appleby House was originally built circa 1696 as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith, the grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” one of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Expanded by later generations of the family to 12 rooms, today the House is one of a few remaining 17th century houses in Rhode Island and features original furnishings, designs, and exhibits.

The Smith-Appleby House Museum, located at 220 Stillwater Road in Smithfield, RI, located just off I-295 (Exit 8-B). For more information, visit the website at http://www.smithapplebyhouse.org or call 401-231-7363. 

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SCHEDULE:

Saturday – October 6, 2012
Ongoing throughout the day:
   – Self-Guided Tours of the House Museum
   – Organized games for children, including Nine Men Morris and dart & ring
   – Demonstrations of spinning & campfire cooking
   – Quilting displays
   – Food & beverages
   – 18th Century Wares
   – Stenciling & Silhouettes (barn)
10:00 – Camp opens
10:30 – Assembly of troops & Weapons inspection
11:00 – Pirates dual
11:30 – Children’s tug of war, and Potato sack race
12:00 – 12:30 – Colonial musicians perform
1:00 – Stories of the Revolution with Kathy Potter (in the barn)
1:30 – Skillet Toss competition (lower barn area)
2:00 – Skirmish/drill with troops (upper field)
3:00 – Children’s military drill (upper field)
3:30 – Apple pie baking contest judging
4:00 – Camp closes

 

Sunday – October 7, 2012

Ongoing throughout the day:
- $5 Donation for adults only includes:
- Self-Guided Tours of the House Museum 
- Organized games for children, including Nine Men Morris and dart & ring
- Demonstrations of spinning & campfire cooking
- 18th Century Wares
- Stenciling & Silhouettes (barn)
- Pieces Dolls

10:00 – Camp opens
10:30 – *Church service
11:00 – United Train of Artillery, Canon presentation
11:30 – Stories of the Revolution with Cathy Potter (in the barn)
12:00 – Colonial musicians perform
1:00 – Children’s tug of war, and Potato sack race
1:30 – Pirates/Fencing demonstration (lower barn area)
2:00 – Skillet Toss
3:30 – Children’s military drill (upper field)
4:00 – Camp closes

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