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Ribbon Cutting at 34 Maple Street

NEW VISITOR CENTER
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Lyceum Series

Reinstating a tradition at Smithville after 130 years County Historian, Joe Laufer, delivers a series of 3 lectures at Smithville each Fall in September, October and November. The schedule will be announced shortly.
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The Smithville-Mt. Holly Bicycle Railway
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Public Events at Smithville Park, 2012

Sunday, June 24, 2012-   Earth Fair  - 10:30 - 4pm (rain or shine)

Burlington County's Annual Earth Fair returns to Historic Smithville Park featuring vendors, entertainment for all ages,and  kids' activites with an environmental twist. This family event focuses on ways to protect and enjoy our environment.  Find out which Burlington County municipalities are going green. Children's activities include "trash" sculpting, papermaking, storytelling, environmental vaudeville and facepainting to mention a few.  Environmental organizations and businesses are invited to participate.    -  

 Sunday, August 26, 2012-  A Day on the Water  - 10am - 5pm  (rain or shine) (this is a brand new event  )

Rent canoes or kayaks and paddle the Canoe Trail in the Burlington County Parks.  There are three locations to rent canoes:  Burlington County College,  Clarks Canoes, and Historic Smithville Park.  We suggest you select one section of the Rancocas Creek.  Burlington County College to Clarks Canoe in Pemberton;  Clarks Canoe to Smithville Park in Eastampton ; or Smithville Park to Iron Works Park in Mt. Holly.  Food, Fun and Activites will be at each of the locations.  Don't want to canoe?  You don't have to canoe to enjoy the fun.  You can drive to each location and enjoy the festivites.  (heavy rain may cancel some activities)    -   

 Sunday, September 23, 2012-  Arts in the Park - 10:30 - 4pm (rain or shine)

Enjoy entertainment on three stages featuring music, dance, theater and storytelling.  The Smithville Annex Gallery will host the 36th Annual Juried Art Exhibit.  The exhibit will include watercolors, oil and acrylic paintings mixed media and sculpture. Guests are encouraged to engage in free interactive activities, such as Chalk the Walk, Paint the Mural project and a Clothesline Art Workshop will enable artists of all levels to showcase their skills.     

Sunday,  Oct. 28, 2012-  Fall Float    Festival   -      Launching canoes and kayaks from 9am - 2pm - Festival until 4pm (inclement weather could cancel some activities)

 Canoe on the Rancocas Creek  and see the Fall Foiliage as you float anlong the Rancocas Creek.   Launch from Smithville Park.  There will be a nominal fee to rent canoes and kayaks.  Paddlers will be shuttled back to Historic Smithville Park  for food, entertainment and activites. ages.

Dec. 2, 2012-   Victorian Holiday Celebration  - Noon - 4pm   (rain or shine)

Join us to kick off the Holiday Season at Historic Smithville Park complete with a visit from St. Nick, who will arrive by horse and carriage at 1pm.  Visitors can expect horse & carriage rides, ice carving demonstrations, tours of the Holiday decorated Smithville Mansion,  entertainment, kids activities, and a holiday market place where you can purchase that unique gift.     

Programs sponsored by the Burlington County Parks Department

Supported by Friends of the Mansion at Smithville and The H. B. Smith Industrial Village Conservancy.

 

JUNIOR RANGER PROGRAM CONDUCTED AUGUST 14 AND 15, 2009

The Smithville Conservancy is a major sponsor of the Junior Ranger Program operated by the Burlington County Parks Department. Several hundred young people from Burlington County have joined the ranks of Jr. Rangers. Click below for a slide presentation of a former Junior Ranger event at Smithville.



Junior Rangers at Smithville 

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The winners' circle at one of the Conservancy's fundraising Smithville-Mt. Holly Grand Prix Races

Conservancy Board Member, Sara Homer, took these pictures at the annual Earth Fair event at Smithville on Sunday, October 26, 2008. Click on the arrow above to see a slide show of the event or click on the link below to see the individual pictures.

Arts In the Park - 2008