Patriots, Whirligigs and Fun at Smith-Appleby House
June 29, 2014
Sunday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Admission: $5 per adult; free for children
Get ready to show your patriotic spirit with a special craft and historical tour.
Kids will make a whirligig (pinwheel) to show their Spirit of American Independence, and everyone gets to tour the historical Smith-Appleby House to see and hear what daily life was really like in Colonial Rhode Island during the American Revolution. Tours are led by educators and history enthusiasts in Colonial dress.
The House dates to 1696 and was built by Elisha Smith, the grandson of one of the members of Roger Williams' original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to start the colony of Providence, Rhode Island.