Upcoming Events

Friends of Smith-Harris House Wreath & Greens Sale & Annual Open-House

Saturday, December 3rd
9 am to 12 noon

Deck your halls with an assortment of wreaths, swags, centerpieces, and arrangements in live and permanent greens at our annual wreath & greens sale!   Enjoy the Smith-Harris House decorated for the Holiday Season,  sample refreshments based on historic recipes, and interact with members of the 1860 Avery family as they welcome visitors to their home for the holidays!  All proceeds benefit the Friends of Smith-Harris House, a non-profit, 501c3 organization, for preservation and public programming.   For more information call Donna Massung, President of the Friends of Smith-Harris House, at 860-691-1872 or email at dmmsew@sbcglobal.net.



Annual Open-House

Sunday, December 4th
11 am to 4 pm
Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit East Lyme Care & Share, Inc.
 
Enjoy the House decorated for the Holiday Season, sample refreshments based on historic recipes, and interact with members of the 1860s Avery family as they welcome visitors to their home for the holidays!  For more information, call (860) 739-0761 or email Joanie DiMartino at director@smithharris.org.


An Afternoon with the Belsnickel

Saturday, December 10th
2 p.m. 
Admission is a non-perishable food item to benefit Care & Share of East Lyme, Inc.

Escape the frenzy of holiday preparations and join the Smith-Harris House for an afternoon of family-friendly festivities!  Children of all ages are welcome to make an old-fashioned tree ornament, join musician Judy MacDonald around a cozy fire to sing carols, and meet our kindly Belsnickel!  A “Belsnickel,” or “St. Nicholas in fur,” was a German folk tradition that preceded the modern Santa Claus, and our Belsnickel will share a winter’s tale and hand out a treat to each of our young visitors!  Afterwards, enjoy a sip of cocoa and gingersnaps.  For more information, call (860) 739-0761 or email Joanie DiMartino at director@smithharris.org.

Our Belsnickel was featured last year on the PBS program, New England Legends, with Emmy-nominated host Jeff Belanger!  To view the segment click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SfFXzkUV2ok.