Gingerbread at Smith-Appleby


Kids are invited to decorate their own Christmas Gingerbread Man on Saturday, Dec. 21, at the historic Smith-Appleby House in Smithfield.

Kids who attend anytime between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. will receive a gingerbread man and all the ingredients they need to create their own Gingerbread Man to bring home as a Christmas gift for someone or as a first day of winter snack for themselves. Afterwards, everyone is encouraged to tour the historic 1696 colonial farmhouse — festively decorated from floorboards to rafters for the Christmas holiday — and learn more about colonial-era life in Rhode Island.

The Smith-Appleby House was built circa 1696 as a one-room stone-ender with a loft by Elisha Smith. Elisha was a grandson of John Smith “The Miller” — one of Roger William’s original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. There is a $5 donation for adults. Children are free. No reservations are needed. Visit the Smith-Appleby House Museum at 220 Stillwater Rd. in Smithfield, just off I-295.

For more information, visit the website at or call 231-7363. Follow the Smith-Appleby House on Facebook at


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