Arts, Culture, and Humanities

Little Compton Historical Society, Inc.

  • Little Compton, RI
  • www.littlecompton.org

Mission Statement

The Little Compton Historical Society preserves and presents the history and cultural heritage of Little Compton for the enrichment and enjoyment of the general public. The Society fulfills this mission by: Maintaining and restoring selected local sites of historical significance including the Wilbor House property dating from 1690 and the early 19th century Friends Meeting House Collecting, conserving, and interpreting historical documents and objects linked to the houses, farms, and families of Little Compton Conducting education and outreach programs and issuing publications to share information and stimulate interest in the area's history

Main Programs

  1. Program 1
  2. Wilbor House Tours
  3. Annual Special Exhibition
  4. School Programs
  5. Adult Programs

ruling year

1955

President Board of Directors

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Ms. Shelley Bowen

Keywords

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historical, museum, collections, research, education

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Also Known As

LCHS

EIN

05-6010240

 Number

1903006377

Physical Address

548 West Main Road

Little Compton, RI 02837

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Historical Societies and Related Activities (A80)

History Museums (A54)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Programs

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Program 1

The Little Compton Historical Society's programs include the preservation and presentation of an historic house museum (c1690) and farm complex as well as a Quaker Meeting House. The museum complex houses collections consisting of thousands of objects spanning four generations that are relevant to the history of the town. The museum complex is open to the public year round and the Society conducts special events and lectures for outreach and educational purposes.

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Charting Impact

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  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    The goal of the Little Compton Historical Society is to preserve and present the History of Little Compton for this and future generations.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    Strategic Plan is under review as of January 2014.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    Our small staff is aided by a large and diverse pool of volunteers with a long history of commitment to the organization.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    Our audience grows each year.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    We are revising Strategic Plan because the majority of points in previous plan were accomplished including an on-line collection, building preservation and the publishing of "The History of Little Compton" by Janet Lisle.

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Little Compton Histoncal Society Inc
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Little Compton Historical Society, Inc.

Leadership

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President Board of Directors

Ms. Shelley Bowen

BIO

Cartlon Brownell, Executive Director, has been associated with The Little Compton Historical Society as a volunteer for over 60 years. He was largely responsible for the restoration of the Wilbor House Museum complex in 1955 and the development of the collection over the past half century. An historian by profession, he has dedicated his life to this small rural community he grew up in and has created a unique museum of unusual quality and depth that is rare for a town of this size.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Shelley Bowen

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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