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September 2017
$5 - $7

A harvest fest for family!

September 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every 1 day(s) that lasts 0 day(s) and 6 hour(s), the last of which will begin on September 17, 2017
Coggeshall Farm Museum,
1 Colt Drive
Bristol, RI United States
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Two full days of old-fashioned fun and games, with live music, yummy food, games, fun crafts, hay rides, pony rides, and much more! Against the backdrop of a working 18th century living history farm, Coggeshall Farm, visitors of all ages can try their hand at more than a dozen competitions (inspired from the 18th-century!) including corn shucking, sack races, and French & English (better known as tug-of-war). For music, enjoy award-winning duo, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly, who will perform traditional American and Celtic folk songs. Julio Amaro will also perform with classical guitar, creating flamenco, Latin, and world music. In addition, grab some quintessential Rhode Island treats provided by a variety of food vendors, along with Coggeshall Farm's own famous jonnycakes. Admission: Entrance to Harvest Fair is $7 for adults; $5 for kids 5-12 years of age, seniors, and active military; free for children under 4 and Coggeshall members. The entrance fee includes games, competitions, performances and selected craft activities.
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The Great Road Day

September 23 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Arnold House,
487 Great Road
Lincoln, RI United States
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Six historic sites along seventeenth-century Great Road (Route 123) in Lincoln, Rhode Island, host special tours and displays! All sites are open free to the public: Arnold House, Blackstone Valley Historical Society, Hannaway Blacksmith Shop, Hearthside, Saylesville Meeting House, and Valentine Whitman Jr. House. You can pile your family into the car and take a short jaunt between all the sites, or just make it a destination day! Explore the area and discover how local residents and visitors lived and worked from the seventeenth century through the twentieth century. Taking place during late September when leaves start to change their colors, a day trip along this route is sure to be beautiful. The historic homes, farms, and mills create a rolling landscape along the Great Road Historic District, which retains much of the Blackstone Valley’s early 19th-century rural character.
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October 2017
$6

Walk-around Wednesdays

October 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 11, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Looking for a mid-week activity with your family? Take the kids for a stroll along the Bristol coastline and hear captivating stories of the original Blithewold Mansion owners, Van Wickle/McKee family. The tour offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived here. The guided tour continues through the grounds, where trees and colorful gardens are back-dropped by sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with the perfect summer drink: iced tea served on Blithewold's North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.
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Saturday strolls in Bristol

October 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 14, 2017
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum,
101 Ferry Road
Bristol, RI United States
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Take a guided stroll through Blithewold and hear captivating stories of the original mansion owners while you take in the beautiful views of Narragansett Bay. The tours offers families the chance to see the mansion decorated with original furnishings, just as it was when the family lived there! As the tour continues, you'll go through the grounds, where magnificent trees and a variety of colorful gardens are fun to explore, with sweeping views of the bay. Your experience concludes with a Q&A, complete with iced tea served on Blithewold's North West Porch. Admission: Regular admission plus $6 per person.
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Cider Social & Cow Pie Bingo

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wilbor House Museum,
548 West Main Road
Little Compton, RI United States
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Little Compton Historical Society will be hosting a cider social with local vendors, a Cow Pie Bingo Fundraising event, and a booth selling vintage and antique items donated by the community. Complimentary cider and donuts will be available while supplies last, free tours of the Wilbor House Museum, a candy haystack, corn husk-doll making, and the last opportunity to see this year’s exhibition, “Little Compton’s 20th-Century Artists," for free.  The highlight of the day will be the Cow Pie Bingo event taking place between 3 and 4 pm. Oreo, a Belted Galloway, will return for his second year of Cow Pie Bingo. Oreo will be accompanied by his farmer, Pete Dellasanta of Pete’s Farm. Pete, who began his own farm in high school and is now a college freshman, will lead Oreo onto a gridded field promptly at 3 PM and the first square in the grid to receive a cow pie will be the winner. Tickets corresponding to each square on the grid are on sale now at the Historical Society for $10 each or three for $25 and will also be sold the day of the event until 2:55 PM. The holder of the winning ticket will receive a $500 prize. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Historical Society.
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Battle Of Chase Farm

October 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Hearthside House,
677 Great Road
Lincoln, RI United States
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For the first time, Chase Farm Park will be hosting Revolutionary War re-enactors. For kids with active imaginations, this brings the history of our country to life, in the way no movie can! More than 200 or so re-enactors will be portraying camp life, performing drills, and acting out different scenarios. For children, this is a chance to see, feel, hear, and experience the past and engage with new ideas and situations; understand history by being part of it! While Hearthside wasn’t even around during the Revolutionary War, the great-great-grandfather of Arnold Talbot (owner of Hearthside 1904-1926) was Silas Talbot of Providence, a courageous hero who distinguished himself as both an army colonel and as a highly successful naval captain during the American Revolution. Silas' portrait hangs over the dining room fireplace at Hearthside as the patriarch of the Talbot family.
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Walk Benefit Street’s history

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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Here’s an idea that combines "street smarts" with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence's iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city's center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.
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Shopping for the family, on the coast!

October 28 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until October 28, 2017
Casey Farm,
2325 Boston Neck Road
Saunderstown, RI United States
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Casey Farm’s weekly Coastal Growers Market was named “one of the five best farmers’ markets in New England” by Yankee Magazine. Easy to get to, and surrounded by the bounty Rhode Island is known for, visitors will find specialty products, including organic produce, pasture-fed meats, locally raised shellfish, baked goods, sweeteners, flowers, and more from the area’s local farmers. Support local farmers and shop for the family, while enjoying the views!
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FarmFest 2017

October 28 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mount Hope Farm,
250 Metacom Avenue
Bristol, RI United States
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Head over to the FarmFest Celebration at Mount Hope Farm for tours, Native American storytellers, militia re-enactments, viewing of farm animals, hayrides and much more. Held at the Farm, in the historic buildings and grounds, the FarmFest will have tons kid-friendly activities, including games and scavenger hunts, plus free face painting, balloon animals, and crafts. Halloween costumes encouraged! Bluegrass music will put a spring in your step, and kids will have a chance to meet a real beekeeper and see a marine life exhibit on view. Enjoy fresh cooked food, including hamburgers and cold drinks for purchase. Fall foliage and pumpkin patches aren’t the only way to celebrate autumn! (And if you have a grocery list that needs to be checked off, catch the last outdoors Farmers Market of the season from 9 am to 1 pm on the same day!)    
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The storied streets of Providence

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Weekly on the same day until October 30, 2017
John Brown House,
52 Power Street
Providence, RI United States
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  Live in Rhode Island? Have children? Here’s an idea that combines "street smarts" with history: the Rhode Island Historical Society's 2017 walking tour schedule has launched with loads of new ways to participate, including earlier start times, new routes, and special themes. Help your kids learn about the capital city and at the same time, gain confidence in knowing the “lay of the land” of Providence's iconic Benefit Street, located on the East Side. Made for walking, exploring and learning, these strolls are a great way to see the city with fresh eyes and hear a story of our city's center that touches on the past, present, and future. Admission: $15; $12 for seniors; $10 for RIHS members and students, $6 for children 8-17, and free for children under 8. Taking place Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays through Saturdays, beginning in May; tour departs at 10 a.m.  
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