Volunteers Needed

Little Compton Historical Society Seeks Volunteers for Women’s History Project

Ruth Taber Wordell at the Stone Church Fair. Courtesy of the Beattie Family.

In 2020 the Little Compton Historical Society will join with history organizations all over the country to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing women’s constitutional right to vote. The Historical Society invites volunteers interested in researching and/or writing about the lives of Little Compton’s women, from the 17th century to the present day, to volunteer.

Throughout the winter, local women will be invited to write their own autobiographies. Volunteers will also be asked to interview Little Compton residents (year-round and seasonal), share their personal memories of local women, and/or research women from previous centuries. All the resulting histories will be permanently archived by the Historical Society and will serve as the inspiration for the 2020 special exhibition. All are welcome and anyone new to history research and writing will have ample opportunities for coaching by Historical Society staff and volunteers. 

The Historical Society is also seeking the loan (or gift) of portraits, photographs, diaries, and letters relating to Little Compton women.

If you would like to contribute to the Little Compton Women’s History project in any way, please contact the Historical Society at lchistory@littlecompton.org or 401-635-4035.