SMITH’S CASTLE RINGS IN THE CHRISTMAS SEASON WITH A NAUTICAL FLAIR
AND A PEEK INTO HISTORY
Every year, the Castle transforms into a lovely traditional display celebrating the magic of Christmas. We have again planned an entertainment schedule to please both young and old. On Saturday this will feature the Wheeler School Concert Handbell Ringers and you will be able to hear the always-popular Brown University Madrigal Singers on Sunday. Nancy Carroll of Rhody Voices will be on hand both days to share her musical tales and true Rhode Island stories. Mrs. Claus (Anne-Marie Forer) will entertain on Saturday with holiday music and stories for children of all ages and will be joined on Sunday by guitarist Sheila Reynolds.
To add to the fun there will be numerous children’s craft activities, cookie decorating, photo ops, and hand painting, all at no additional cost, as well as complimentary mulled cider and cookies.
For the shoppers, we have vendors, a Bake Sale featuring home-made treats and a Holiday White Elephant Sale featuring gently-used and new holiday decorations.
As always, Smith’s Castle docents in period dress will be on hand to share the history of the house and answer your questions. Exhibits throughout the house will also highlight the often-ignored influence of early
Dutch settlement on our form of government, our lives and holiday customs. Did you know, for example, that our Santa Claus owes his red suit, white beard, and jolly demeanor to the Dutch St. Nicholas, also known as Sinterklaas or that many words we use on a daily basis have Dutch origin?
Admission is: Adults - $6.00; Children 6-12 years - $3.00; Children under 6 and Castle
Members - Free; Family Cap - $20.00. There are no additional charges for children’s crafts and activities. For a complete schedule, updates and information, visit our website, http://www.smithscastle.org