EAST LYME — Nestled on the west bank of Bride Brook along a winding back road is a historic treasure. The Samuel Smith Farmstead, a surprisingly intact and well preserved example of a late 17th, early 18th century New England Farm, is slowly being returned to its heyday by an impressive group of dedicated volunteers. Following up on the success of a recent open house, which invited the public to explore the wonders of the ancient, gambrel-roofed farmhouse, the Friends of the Samuel Smith House and Property will hold its first Christmas Open House and Greenery on Sunday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Visitors can expect to see the house lighted by electric candles, and smell the hanging herbs that decorate the Farmstead. Inside the barn, visitors will find Christmas decorations, wreaths, swags, topiaries, burlap bags filled with greens, beeswax hand-dipped candle pairs, and framed prints of the Samuel Smith Farmstead by Steve Marks-Hamilton, and small tree ornaments for a suggested donation.
The farmstead in located at 82 Plants Dam Road, just off Exit 73 on Interstate 95 in East Lyme.