2010-10-07 / News

Gilbert Stuart to host ‘Old Mill and Family Day’

The Gilbert Stuart Museum will hold its Old Mill and Family Day at the museum this Sunday, Oct. 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. The rain date will be Oct. 11.

New this year, Gilbert Stuart, the famous Colonial artist, will himself be on the grounds to entertain and tell stories about his colorful life, in the person of portrayer David Ely.

Additional entertainment includes a corn-grinding event at the Hammond Grist mill, as well as an open house at the Birthplace, an art exhibit and sale by local artists, a sale of whimsical and useful wood items, a sale of unusual hand-spun wool, a spinning and weaving demonstration by R.I. Spinning Guild members, and a rug-hooking demonstration and exhibit by members of the Little Rhody Thrummers.

Events for kids include a scavenger hunt on the museum’s Nature Trail, Colonial games and activities, and face painting.

Jonny cakes and the museum’s famous Gilbert Stuart roasted hotdogs will be available.

Admission is $5 for adults; $2 for children ages six to 12. All proceeds from this fundraiser are earmarked for repairs and restoration of the Gristmill.

Call 294-3001 for more information.

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