May 2020
"As it fell upon a day in the merry month of May, sitting in a pleasant shade which a grove or myrtles made."
Richard Barnfield
Keeping Connected
Lippitt House Museum staff are staying connected to new and veteran docents through virtual meetings. In addition to making an opportunity to catch-up with everyone, the sessions provide a chance to share new research about the women’s suffrage movement and the Lippitt family . Both staff and volunteers look forward to scheduling new docent trainings and resuming tour operations when conditions allow.
In Partnership with Brown University
The museum is working with a class from Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage on a 19th Amendment Centennial project. Originally planned as a physical installation commemorating the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, it is now being transformed into a web-based project. Students are working with museum staff and faculty on a website which traces 19th and 20th century suffrage milestones with an interactive timeline. The site will also have suffrage inspired original memes created by the students that will be shared through Lippitt House Museum social media. The new page will go live later this month so check it out!
Suffrage Commemoration Update
The most recent addition to the museum's website is the virtual women’s suffrage exhibit "Radical Women: A Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment." Cre ated by the Women's Fund of Rhode Island and sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Rhode Island and Providence Art + Culture Tourism, the exhibit explores the stories of Rhode Island suffrage leaders and the contributions of women throughout Rhode Island’s history who fought for gender equity.
Elizabeth Buffum Chace
Rhode Island Suffrage Leader
1806 - 1899
Lippitt House Museum on Social Media
Even though the museum’s tour season is delayed, Lippitt House Museum regularly updates its social media platforms. Follow Lippitt House via Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube for interesting information about docent and staff favorites, micro-tour videos and more!
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Lippitt House Museum
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