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“Gingerbread Cookie Baking Day” at the Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI
Kids and their families will have fun baking, decorating — and snacking — during “Gingerbread Cookie Baking Day” at the historic Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI, on Saturday, October 15, 2011
The event, which will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., will include:
• Baking and decorating gingerbread cookies
• An apron, cookie cutter, and collection of recipes (all to bring home)
• Light refreshments
• Guided tours of the historic 17th century House Museum
Pre-registration is required. The cost is $18 per child and adult pair, and $8 for each additional child. To register, call 401-231-7363.
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.
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The Smith-Appleby House was built, circa 1696, as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith, a grandson of John “The Miller" Smith — one of Roger William’s original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Later generations of the family expanded the House to 12 rooms. Today, the House and grounds are a living Museum. Volunteers portraying Colonial-era characters conduct tours and demonstrations depicting life during the Revolutionary War.
The historic House Museum features original furnishings, designs and exhibits — and hosts public events and activities year-round. Coming up: a Colonial Dinner in November and Holiday Celebrations with Santa & Mrs. Claus in December. The house is headquarters to The Historical Society of Smithfield.
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Historic 17th-century Colonial House Museum. Events & tours year-round. Available for school, group & private events & tours. Historical Society of Smithfield.