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 look. Search for lost landmarks and discover how things have changed and stayed the same. Then go into the heart of the Commons, the Old […]
Drop in any time between 4-7 PM to learn to safely clean historic gravestones. Pre-registration strongly encouraged to ensure sufficient supplies.
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.
Marian Pierre-Louis, Online Education Producer at Legacy Family Tree Webinars You can research the history of your house whether it is 20 years old or 200 years old. Marian Pierre-Louis will introduce where to find the deeds to your house, how to chain a deed, and locating other sources of information such as the US […]
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 K-3, 9-11:30 AM Grades 4-7,1:30-4 PM $35 per child. Minimum registration is 6, maximum registration is 12. Email email@example.com or call 401-635-4035 to register.
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.
7:00 Business Meeting — Church Sanctuary 7:15 Speaker: Holly Herbster, Senior Archaeologist at The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. 8:00 Reception — Church Vestry Primus’ House: History and Archaeology in Little Compton The Public Archaeology Laboratory, Inc. (PAL) has teamed with the Little Compton Historical Society (LCHS) for a second collaborative project to document the history […]
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 K-3, 9-11:30 AM Grades 4-7,1:30-4 PM $35 per child. Minimum registration is 6, maximum registration is 12. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 401-635-4035 to register.
Just like butter, ice cream needed to be churned by hand, which made it an even more special treat.