This year Lippitt House Museum commemorates the Centennial of the 19th Amendment with programs that feature women and draw attention to the long struggle for universal suffrage. Ratified by the states in 1920, the 19th Amendment stated a person’s right to vote can’t be denied because of sex.  Throughout 2020, Lippitt House Museum will highlight this important milestone with themed programs, tours, concerts, and a special installation.

Sep 01, 2020

Staff-led private tours just for your party are offered on a “Pay What You Can Basis” on Thursdays, Fridays and also two Saturdays a month at 10:00 AM and 11:30 AM. Tours are one hour long and can accommodate a private group up to 6 people. Advanced ticket reservations are required.

The tour explores how design impacted  house operations and various ways the building was used by the Lippitt family, guests, and servants.  There is an opportunity for a brief visit inside the Museum to see the interior spaces when the tour concludes.  



In an ongoing effort to assist the community in preventing the spread of COVID-19, we ask everyone to observe health and safety guidelines: 

1.  Stay home if you are experiencing symptoms of the virus.  

2.  Masks covering mouth and nose must be worn while visiting Lippitt House Museum and Garden. 

3.  Social distancing (6 feet) is required; parties may remain together.  

4.  The restrooms will be closed.   


Bad weather will cancel Outdoor Private Tours and can be rescheduled. 

Sep 30, 2020

The Fight for a Liveable Wage - 2020 Community Discussion Series

The fight for “Equal Pay for Equal Work” was a cause championed by American Suffragists starting in the 1850s. What can be done today to promote employee equity regardless of sexual orientation, gender, age, race, or ethnicity? The social ramifications of pay in-equity are brought to the forefront during the current public health emergency, especially for workers in service industries disproportionately impacting women. The growing numbers of working poor who work multiple jobs, with no health benefits, sick days, or affordable childcare has broad impacts on our society. What actions at the state and local levels can be taken to implement meaningful change in the workplace to move towards greater equity?


Marcela Betancur – Executive Director, Latino Policy Institute

Rachel Flum – Executive Director, Economic Progress Institute 

Mary Kay Harris - Providence City Councilor

The 2020 community discussion series is a partnership between Lippitt House Museum the Providence League of Women Voters.

This discussion will be held remotely via Zoom on Wednesday 9/30/20 from 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm.   The session is free but preregistration is required.

A Special Website Collaboration Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage

Lippitt House Museum in partnership with Brown University’s John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage.

This year is the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which made it illegal to prevent a woman from voting based on her sex.  Lippitt House Museum is commemorating this anniversary via its Women's Suffrage webpage. 

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