The Little Compton Historical Society invites anyone with a connection to Adamsville to share their memories and images this Friday, February 1. Historical Society Managing Director Marjory Gomez O’Toole and a small team of volunteers will be on site at the William Raveis Real Estate Office in Adamsville to record oral histories and to scan Adamsville photographs and other images in preparation for this summer’s “Remembering Adamsville” project. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 401-635-4035. It is important that anyone interested in contributing materials to the project contact this Historical Society this month as the research portion of the project is coming to a close.
The “Remembering Adamsville” project will result in the publication of a collection of oral histories, a temporary indoor exhibit at the Wilbor House Museum and a temporary outdoor exhibit in Adamsville. The Historical Society is also partnering with Brown University’s Public Humanities Program to create an on-line exhibition that will work on smart phones as users walk through the village. The exhibits will open in July and will run through the fall. To date, over 30 people have donated oral histories and images and objects to the project.
All of the project materials will be added to the Historical Society’s Adamville archives either physically or digitally. These materials will then be available to the public permanently, at no cost via the society’s online collection. To view the online collection visit littlecompton.org and click on “online collection.”
Volunteers are needed for the project and are encouraged to contact Ms. O’Toole. Adamsville residents interested in the outdoor exhibit are invited to attend a planning meeting on Friday, February 8 at 9 AM.
The Historical Society may be reached by calling 401-635-4035 or e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org.