Open House and Holiday Shoppe - 

 

The North Smithfield Heritage Assn invites the public to view the renovations we’ve made from 10 am to 3 pm, on Saturday, November 18 at the Forestdale School, 190 School Street, North Smithfield, RI.

 

Also, get a start on your holiday shopping with wonderful NSHA merchandise such as ornaments, calendars, jigsaw puzzles, books, map, and cozy North Smithfield throws. 

 

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