Saturdays at the Society: Gardening in Early America

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

Explore the Colonial Herb Garden, learn about important plants, and plant an herb of your own to take home.

Free

Saturdays at the Society: Colonial Tea Party

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

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.

Free

Saturdays at the Society: Winnowing Grain

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

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.

Free

Saturdays at the Society: Corn Husk Dolls

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

Make a doll like the ones colonial kids would have had to play with.

Free

Saturdays at the Society: Churn Butter

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

Butter-making took time & muscle—come give it a try!

Free

Saturdays at the Society: Build a Model House

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

Put together & decorate a little wooden house, like the houses on this year’s Historic House Tour.

Saturdays at the Society: Make Ice Cream

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

Just like butter, ice cream needed to be churned by hand, which made it an even more special treat.

Free

Saturdays at the Society: Candle-Dipping

Little Compton Historical Society 548 West Main Road, Little Compton, RI

Candles took time and patience to make, drying between each dip into hot wax.

Free
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