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The Minor Compton Historic Culture rides out the pandemic with Women’s Heritage Job

Small COMPTON — Someday, when the heritage of Rhode Island during the coronavirus pandemic is prepared, the Little Compton Historical Society’s Minor Compton Women’s Heritage Project will determine prominently.



a person standing in front of a brick building: Marjory O'Toole, executive director, Little Compton Historical Society, outside the society offices.


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Marjory O’Toole, government director, Small Compton Historical Society, outside the house the modern society places of work.

For that, culture government director Marjory O’Toole and her smaller staff members will are worthy of a lot credit. They have curated tales of Minor Compton females courting back to the 1600s – and archived them on-line and physically within a single of the society’s properties on West Major Road.

They are nevertheless at it.

“It’s significant for people today to comprehend that it’s not in excess of and performed with,” O’Toole advised The Journal on Sunday, throughout an interview exterior the society’s Wilbor Dwelling, which dates to 1690. “This is likely to be a kind

Eagle Scout task uncovers, restores historic cemetery in Ashburn | Information

Although going for walks in the woods in Brambleton Regional Park in Ashburn about a year in the past, 14-calendar year-aged Jack Gray and his father, Bart Gray, stumbled on an old cemetery in the vicinity of the Brambleton Golf Class.

As inhabitants in the nearby Broadlands community, they commonly hike in the space and experienced been on the lookout for an Eagle Scout project for Jack, who is a member of Boy Scout Troop 51.

When they uncovered the cemetery, it experienced fallen and sunken headstones, and a lot of were cracked. Most were being unreadable and the space was overgrown with weeds and trees, they reported.

Soon after the hike that working day, Jack Grey made the decision to inquire about the likelihood of restoring the space all around the cemetery and the gravestones.

Past December, Jack Grey achieved with Dustin Betthauser, park manager for NOVA Parks, who