Volunteers and Donations 

Want to become a member of the Historical Society or volunteer at the Smith-Appleby House?  It’s easy.  Just contact us at the e-mail address provided below. 

There are no requirements to become a member, and one can be as active and involved as they want to be. 

The Historical Society of Smithfield/Smith-Appleby House Museum is a registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization.

As such, there are numerous opportunities for schools, scouts, associations, and others to undertake a variety of important and beneficial community-service projects on behalf of the Museum.

In addition, donations are tax-deductible and help preserve the Smith-Appleby House Museum and its history for future generations.


To Volunteer or Contribute Services:

 Become a member


The Smith-Appleby House Museum is an all-volunteer non-profit organization. Join us for a project, an event, or a lifetime. Contact Maggie Botelho by email at contact@smithapplebyhouse.org or by phone at 401-231-7363.

To Donate Goods and Furnishings:

Donate Goods and Furnishings Donations of appropriate goods and furnishings enhance the exhibits and experience of the Smith-Appleby House Museum for all its visitors.For information about donating, contact Maggie Botelho by email at contact@smithapplebyhouse.org or by phone at 401-231-7363.

To Make a Donation: 

 Make a Donation

Donations fund the operations and upkeep of The Smith-Appleby House Museum. Send a check or money order to:

The Smith-Appleby House Museum
c/o The Historical Society of Smithfield
220 Stillwater Road
Smithfield, Rhode Island 02917-1849


Boy Scout and Girl Scout Projects:

Building the new fence 3

Many of the improvements made at the Smith-Appleby House and on our grounds are the results of scouting service projects undertaken by individual Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or by entire troops.

Through these projects, Scouts gain valuable hands-on community service experience –while our historic and educational resources, and the enjoyment of our guests, are greatly enhanced.

To suggest — or ask about — project ideas, contact Maggie Botelho by email at contact@smithapplebyhouse.org or by phone at 401-231-7363.  

Photo: Gregory Soito, with friends, build a new garden fence for the Smith-Appleby House as part of his Boy Scout Eagle project in November, 2013.



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