2017 Events (in a List format) *see also our calendar
lecture on the lawn
Saturday July 1st, 6pm
Historian Christian McBurney recounts the courageous women on the home front during the second World War, with this tribute to The Women of Quonset. Visitors are asked to bring their own lawn chairs with a suggested $5 donation. Water and a restroom are also provided.
Lecture on the lawn
Thursday July 20th 6pm
National Park Ranger John McNiff of the Roger Williams Memorial National Park in Providence, will join us and share his expertise on the founder of Rhode Island. Ranger McNiff is well known for his entertaining and educational telling of Roger Williams importance to our history as well as our daily lives. Visitors are asked to bring their own lawn chairs with a suggested $5 donation. Water and a restroom are also provided.
Kayak tour of historic mill cove
Saturday July 22nd 7pm-9pm
Smith’s Castle, in collaboration with the Tomaquag Museum, will host a kayak tour of historic Mill Cove from 7:00 – 9:00pm on Saturday July 22, 2017. Registration is $ 25.00 per participant. Children between 14-18 are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult.
Guides Rhode Island historian Bob Geake and Tomaquag Museum Director Lorén Spears will introduce paddlers to the diversity of wildlife in the cove. The guides will also provide exploration of Mill Cove’s islands concentrating on the historic uses by both indigenous peoples and European traders, including the production and distribution of wampum.
Participants will need to bring their own kayaks, paddles, and life-jackets, and will be asked to sign a release of liability. We will put in at Cocumscussoc Brook at 7:00 pm off the parking lot at Smith’s Castle, 55 Richard Smith Dr. Wickford, R.I.
Contact 401-294-3521 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Saturday September 30th (rain date October 1st) 12-4pm
Children's games, music, the bounty of the harvest. All this and apple crisp too! Relax and enjoy a fine autumn day!
Christmas at the Castle
Saturday December 2nd and Sunday December 3rd 12-4pm
The aroma of the home baked treats will fill Smith's Castle along with the spices of mulled cider and the scents of the season. Enjoy some cider, good conversation, and music of the season.