Summer Programs for Kids 2015

To sign up for any of the programs below, call the Little Compton Historical Society at 635-4035.

FOR KIDS —

A Day in the Life of Martha Wilbor
Tuesday, August 25
9 AM to 3 PM
Ages 7 to 12

Join us for an exciting day exploring the life of the first child born in the Wilbor House. Spin wool and weave like Martha would have done. Make friendship bracelets on a lucet and learn to make corn husk dolls. Bake treats in a summer kitchen and churn your own butter to top them off.
Minimum 6 kids, Maximum 12.
$40 members, $50 non-members

A Day at Peaked Top School
Thursday, July 28
9 AM to 3 PM
Ages 6 to 13

Enjoy an 18th Century day in Little Compton’s first school house. Try on costumes. Write with a feather pen. Sew your own copy book. Learn about dreaded punishments. Bake a Dutch Oven treat and play school-yard games that children have enjoyed for centuries.
Minimum 6 kids, Maximum 12.
$40 members, $50 non-members

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FOR ALL AGES

Night at the Museum
Thursday, July 23 or Tuesday, August 18
5 to 8 PM

The Wilbor House and the Special Exhibition will be open late for visitors of all ages to enjoy a guided lantern lit tour of one of Little Compton’s oldest surviving homes and a visit to this summer’s special exhibition, The Stories Houses Tell. A variety of old fashioned toys will be available on the grounds for your enjoyment, and samples of warm, Dutch Oven corn bread and lemonade will be served while supplies last.
Members Free.
Regular admission applies to non-members.

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WALKING TOURS

Lost Landmarks on the Commons
Friday, July 24
10 to 11:30 AM

Enjoy a guided and sometimes-surprising walking tour around the Commons searching for lost landmarks. Use 100-year-old images to uncover which buildings have disappeared and which have transformed into something new. Led by LCHS Managing Director, Marjory O’Toole.
$5 LCHS members, $10 non-members
All Ages Welcome
Free to ages 6 and under (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Old Burying Ground
Thursday, August 20
10 to 11:30 AM

Explore the ins and outs of Little Compton’s Old Burying Ground with the help of LCHS Managing Director, Marjory O’Toole. Locate the cemetery’s oldest engraved stone. Learn about Little Compton’s remarkable residents. Unravel the mysteries behind our some of our most curious epitaphs and trace the history of gravestone fashion through time.
$5 LCHS members, $10 non-members
All Ages Welcome
Free to ages 6 and under (Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.)

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To sign up, call the Little Compton Historical Society at 635-4035.

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