The Lippitt House Museum Blog

Through the Studio Institute program, I had the pleasure of interning at the Lippitt House Museum as their collection and research intern. What interested me about the Lippitt House was its effort to preserve the rich cultural history of Rhode Island through the exploration of a single family. During this internship, I used original archival sources and secondary sources to create a comprehensive catalog and research report on the Lippitt family’s pai...

Through my research of the Lippitt family’s art collection for my summer internship, I learned the Lippitt family acquired works by New England artists from local exhibitions, auctions, as well as commissioned original portraits of family members. Today the museum owns several family portraits including one of Mary Anne Balch Lippitt (1827-1889), which originally hung in her daughter Jeannie’s bedchamber, by Rhode Island watercolorist Sydney Richmond...

Since 2012 Lippitt House Museum knew we needed to implement a plan (and raise the necessary funds) to replace the failing asphalt shingle roof. Through the generous support of individual donors, private foundations, and competitive capital grants from the state of Rhode Island, we are now able to embark on this major restoration project.

This summer, the current 1983 asphalt shingle and EPDM rubber roof is being replaced with a historically accurate me...

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