Explore the Colonial Herb Garden, learn about important plants, and plant an herb of your own to take home.
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER TO JULY 3! Celebrating The Opening of the 2022 Special Exhibition Free: Admission Special Exhibition Wilbor House Tours Refreshments Children’s Activities Contests for Kids & Adults, Trophies for Best: Skillet Throw Seed Spitting Pie Eating
See how tea was imported in the colonial period (hint: not loose-leaf tea bags), help brew your own cup, and learn about the rituals of tea-drinking.
Practice throwing the grain into the air, letting the wind blow away the shell, and catching it again in your basket. Try ship’s bisket (later called hard tack), a wheat bread made to last up to a year.
Make a doll like the ones colonial kids would have had to play with.
Butter-making took time & muscle—come give it a try!
Put together & decorate a little wooden house, like the houses on this year’s Historic House Tour.
Just like butter, ice cream needed to be churned by hand, which made it an even more special treat.
Use a colonial tool called a lucet to make a bracelet for yourself or a friend.
Candles took time and patience to make, drying between each dip into hot wax.
Help the Little Compton Historical Society recover artifacts - like ceramic sherds and handmade nails - once used by the occupants of the c. 1691 Wilbor House. Use real archaeological tools to find, sort, and clean artifacts. Then compare the discoveries to previous finds to identify the artifacts and their role in the Wilbor household. […]
Help the Little Compton Historical Society recover artifacts - like ceramic sherds and handmade nails - once used by the occupants of the c. 1691 Wilbor House. Use real archaeological […]