The Little Compton Historical Society is pleased to present their Women’s History Project as a free indoor and outdoor exhibit suitable for the whole family. Since July, we have been welcoming small groups of up to 15 people for private, self-guided tours of the exhibits. These 90-minute appointments are offered free of charge through November 14th. There are two scavenger hunts available for children: one designed for pre-reading and elementary age children, and the other for middle-school age children. The special exhibition is part of a year-long effort to research, present, and archive the history of Little Compton’s women in honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. This winter, LCHS invited the community to submit essays illuminating the histories of Little Compton women, including themselves, along with photographs. The community response exceeded our expectations, resulting in 300+ women’s stories being posted to our website at littlecompton.org.
This project is supported by a major grant from the Humanities Council.