Smith-Appleby House to Host Historic House Tours, Maple Sugar Making & More on Saturdays, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Colonial reenactors host historic house tours, maple sugar making, and other demonstrations of daily living in the 18th century at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Historical reenactors host open house tours and demonstrations of daily living in the 18th century at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Historical reenactors host open house tours and demonstrations of daily living in the 18th century at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Historical reenactors host open house tours and demonstrations of daily living in the Colonial 18th century at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The house was built circa 1696 as a one-room stone-ender by Elisha Smith, a grandson of John Smith “The Miller" — one of Roger Williams' original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle Providence, RI. Later generations of the family expanded the House to 12 rooms. Today the historic house is a living museum featuring original furnishings, designs, and exhibits.

The tours are led by historic interpreters in Colonial dress. Visitors will learn about the 317-year history and architecture of the home; hear stories about the Smith-Appleby family and 18th century living in RI; watch demonstrations; examine period furnishings, clothing and household items; and sample hearth-baked goods.

Admission is $5. The tours are offered each Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. through April 6, 2013 as follows:

  •     March 9 - Historic House Tours
  • March 16 - Maple Sugar Making, Rhode Island Pirate Players, and Historic House Tours
  • March 23 - Maple Sugar Making, and Historic House Tours
  • March 30 - Historic House Tours
  • April 6 - Historic House Tours

The Smith-Appleby House Museum is located at 220 Stillwater Rd. in Smithfield, RI, just off I-295. For more information, visit the website at http://www.smithapplebyhouse.org or call (401) 231-7363. The House is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield.

Follow the House on Facebook at facebook.com/SmithApplebyHouse, on Twitter at twitter.com/SmithAppleby, and on Google+ at gplus.to/SmithApplebyHouse.

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