2017 Events (in a List format) *see also our calendar
Saturday June 17th (rain date June 18th) 12-5pm
Strawberries are here! And shortcake is king! Come enjoy the favorite fruit of indigenous people and early colonists alike.
Lecture on the Lawn
Monday June 19, 6pm
Rhode Island historian and the Cocumscussoc Association Vice-President Bob Geake will discuss A Cocumscussoc Reader, and his transcription of the Updike letters after the family's loss of the Castle and the lands, as well as a glimpse into how the War of 1812 affected Wickford and its residents. 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
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.
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.