Spring Fair Celebration and Opening Day at the Gilbert Stuart Museum 2019

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The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, Saunderstown, is hosting its annual Spring Fair on Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 1:00-4:00 pm. Join us for a fun-filled afternoon as we celebrate the beginning of our 2019 season and the opening of the first exhibition of the season: “Are We Up to Snuff.” Attractions at the Spring Fair include a “Fish on the Run” presentation by DEM biologists while watching the return of the river herring on an underwater camera, observing our miller grinding corn in the historic gristmill, taking a self-guided tour of the Stuart Birthplace, tasting traditional johnnycakes, and enjoying live music by Farm Dog. Participate in activities that are fun for the whole family, create your own fish print, explore the nature trail, see spinning, weaving, and rug hooking demonstrations, and more. The “Are We Up to Snuff” exhibition features a collection of rare and unusual snuff boxes from the James C. and Clara Johnston collection—back by popular demand, with some new additions to the collection. Also on display will be views of the Gilbert Stuart snuff mill through the ages; story boards about the history of tobacco and snuff; and original art by Gilbert Stuart, including three new paintings by/or attributed to Stuart on loan from private collections. The admission is $8 for adults, $5 for children (6-12), and free for current members of the museum. Memberships can be purchased or renewed that day.