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  • Clare Woolsey, Intern

Interning at the Lippitt House

Updated: Nov 19, 2020


During the summer of 2019, I worked as an intern in the archives at the Lippitt House.

I quite enjoyed the experience; through reading older documents and files about the museum,

I gained a better understanding of how small house museums work. Lippitt House Museum was formed when the descendants of Henry Lippitt donated the house to Preserve Rhode Island. Lippitt House achieved financial sustainability to become a museum by creating and selling a condo and leasing two apartments in the house to residents.