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.
The Commons has served as a center of town activity for centuries. Explore 300 years of history on the Little Compton Commons with oversized images of how it used to […]
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.
Growing up in Little Compton looked very different depending on the century. Experience what work, play, and crafts were like for Early American kids like Lucy and Clarke Wilbor. Grades […]
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.
Growing up in Little Compton looked very different depending on the century. Experience what work, play, and crafts were like for Victorian Kids like Abby Manchester and Oliver Wilbour. Grades […]
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.
Spend a half-day as a student in Little Compton’s first one-room schoolhouse, including both Colonial and Victorian times. Use reproduction schoolbooks and supplies to practice your reading, writing, and ‘rithmatic […]
Candles took time and patience to make, drying between each dip into hot wax.