A holiday celebration for the history books

“The Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield hosted a holiday event Sunday with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and many of their historic friends.”

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A Taste of the Town: Nice and spicy, ginger adds a special zing to everything

By Lauryn E. Sasso

“I’ll be the first to admit that I have a spice addiction. Whenever I get the urge to bake, which is fairly often, I’m almost always drawn to recipes that put the spotlight on such aromatic elements as cinnamon, cloves, and this month’s featured flavoring – ginger.”

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The past comes alive at the Smith-Appleby House

The past comes alive at the Smith-Appleby HouseYour Smithfield Magazine
October 2011
Photos by Albert Tavakalov

“The Smith-Appleby House hosted an annual Revolutionary War Encampment and Living History Weekend on Sept. 24 and 25.”

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History Comes Alive at Smith-Appleby House

History Comes Alive at Smith-Appleby HouseJohnston Sunrise
September 29, 2011

“Colonial minutemen, militia and British Red Coats did battle at the Revolutionary War Encampment Living History Weekend at the Smith-Appleby House …”

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Revolutionary War Re-enactment at the Smith-Appleby House

Revolutionary War Re-enactment at the Smith-Appleby HouseBy Stephanie, Stephanie’s Mommy’s Brain
September 24, 2011

“Muskets firing. Cannons booming. Soldiers marching.

My sons were in boy heaven as we attended the first annual Fall Fest at the Smith-Appleby House in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The event, held in mid-September, included a Revolutionary War re-enactment battle and camp, spinning demonstrations, and recounting of little known Revolutionary War stories. All for free.”

 

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Revolution as a family affair – How the founding fathers brought their wives to war

Revolution as a family affair - How the founding fathers brought their wives to war Warwick Beacon 
September 14, 2011

“Maggie Botelho was quick to defend her colonial forebears when I joked about her playing a “camp follower” in the upcoming “Revolutionary War Encampment” weekend at the Smith-Appleby House on Sept. 24.”

 

Journeys into Hidden America: May Breakfasts Are A Unique Rhode Island Tradition

Journeys into Hidden America: May Breakfasts Are A Unique Rhode Island TraditionExaminer.com 
April 29, 2011

“In the month of May, particularly the beginning of the month, thousands of citizens and tourists converge on Rhode Island, and gather at churches, granges, fire stations, community centers, clubs, schools, coffee shops, and restaurants throughout the state to engage in a unique rite of Spring … “

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Trip 113: Smithfield, RI

Trip 113: Smithfield, RIChristopher Setterlund: In My Footsteps
February 24, 2011

“With a rich, and sometimes controversial history, the small town of Smithfield is a very interesting place to visit. Settled by British colonists in the 1600’s as a farming village Smithfield was considered a part of neighboring Providence until it was incorporated as its own town in 1731. Once known as ‘Apple Valley’ due to its many orchards in the early 20th century Smithfield is now more of a suburban area though not losing its grip on small town charm. …”

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Tracing the roots of a Smithfield treasure

 
Rhode Island isn’t just about Providence and Newport. While those cities often take center stage due to the number of historical properties within their borders, Little Rhody’s more rural communities should not be neglected by the heritage-minded traveler. Smithfield, for instance, offers the Smith-Appleby House Museum, a restored twelve-room farmhouse situated on the northwestern shore of Georgiaville Pond.  Read more: Smith-Appleby House Museum.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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