Smith-Appleby House’s 41st Annual May Breakfast

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Johnnycakes and homemade breads lead off the menu at the 41st Annual May Breakfast on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at the Smith-Appleby House Museum in Smithfield, RI.

At the event, educators and history enthusiasts in Colonial dress will treat guests at the historic 18th century home to a homemade annual May breakfast of various berry breads, chilled fruit cup, Johnnycakes, omelet, bacon & Grandma’s old fashioned baked beans, coffee & orange juice.

After the breakfast, visitors are invited to tour the rooms and exhibits of the House, which dates to 1696. It was built by Elisha Smith, the grandson of John Smith “The Miller,” a member of Roger Williams’ original party of six men who left the Massachusetts Bay Colony to settle in Providence. Expanded from its original construction as a one-room stone-ender cottage, the delicately restored 12-room historic farmhouse features beautiful cabinet work, varied architectural designs, original stencils, and furnished rooms showcasing an intriguing collection of antiques.

The Smith-Appleby House’s 41st annual May breakfast is on Sunday, May 4, 2014. Seating is at 11 a.m. Reservations are required; call 401-231-7363. Admission is $20 per person, which includes a self-guided tour. For more information, visit

The House is located at 220 Stillwater Rd. in Smithfield, RI, just off I-295.