Smithville Mansion Annex Gallery located on the 2nd floor of the Mansion


Open Daily 11a.m. – 4 p.m.

 The exhibit is free. Visitors may also choose to tour the mansion for a nominal fee.  Proceeds from the tour benefit the Friends of the Mansion at Smithville.

Built in 1840 and now the centerpiece of Smithville Park in Eastampton, the Greek revival building is the former home of Hezekiah B. Smith, an inventor, entrepreneur and politician who lived there from 1865 to 1866.  Under Smith’s direction, the industrial village of Smithville thrived as an international center for the production of woodworking machinery and the Star Bicycle. Music also played a central role in the village’s burgeoning success.  The village contained an opera house, bandstand, and a lyceum for musical performances.  Events in June and July will celebrate the tradition of music.


Friday, June 10    7 p.m.

Historic Smithville Park

Friday Night Soiree

An evening specifically for grown-ups which will include storytelling, music, poetry, and more.

Saturday, June 18   10:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Historic Smithville Park

Earth Fair 2011 – Back to Our Roots

Visit Smithsonian’s New Harmonies Exhibit in the Smithville Annex Gallery in conjunction with Burlington County’s 18 Annual Earth Fair. Enjoy “roots” music throughout the day at this popular “green” event.



Sunday, June 26

New Harmonies Sunday Concert Series -  Performance times:  2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

The Capitol City Gospel Singers, a multi-denominational gospel group, perform sacred songs and spirituals.


Sunday, July 3

New Harmonies Sunday Concert Series -  Performance times:  2p.m. & 3 p.m.

Singer/songwriter Spook Handy performs “Stand Up & Sing Out Folk Music.” Join in the old-fashioned sing along as he tells “America’s Story through Folk Songs” by popular artists Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul and Mary, and his own. He will honor the great traditions of American roots music, songs inspired by the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Civil Rights Movement, 60s and 70s Peace Movement and to present time.

Friday, July 8 7 PM

Keeps of the Culture

Keepers of the Culture present an evening specifically for adults with storytelling, music, poetry and more. Keepers of the Culture informs, educates, enriches and restores storytelling to its traditional place of importance in the African-American community. 

Sunday, July 10

New Harmonies Sunday Concert Series -  Performance times:  2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Enjoy an afternoon of country blues with John Colgan-Davis. Accompanied by guitarist Richard Ray Adler, John shares his rural and city blues history through harmonica music, singing and stories about the New Jersey oyster fishery and sea shanties. The program will take listeners through several styles and time-periods of Black folk music and blues.



Sunday, July 17

New Harmonies Sunday Concert Series -  Performance times:  12:30 p.m. &  2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

The Sunday Concert opens at 12:30 p.m. with a special performance of Scottish and Irish music by Charlie Zahm. Master of the guitar and a fine baritone voice, Charlie has become one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime and Early American music events east of the Mississippi.  Then we change pace with Zydeco-a-Go-Go performing zydeco, Cajun and New Orleans rhythm & blues. Join in with some zydeco dancing.


Saturday, July 23, 7 pm – 10 pm
Old Fashioned Sock Hop
Dance the night away to those old 45s for an old fashioned sock hop
BYOP - Bring Your Own Party – (food, friends and beverage)
$5 a person & Space is limited - For reservations, call 609-265-5858.

Sunday, July 24

New Harmonies Sunday Concert Series -  Performance times:  2 p.m. & 3 p.m.

Nationally-known storyteller Queen Nur along with Dwight James and Sarai Abdul-Malik present “Holla’, Shout, and Turnabout,” interactive stories accompanied by traditional folk songs, including Field Hollers, Street Cries, Work Songs, Games and the blues.








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