Marjory O'Toole

MA'18Public Humanities Community FellowExecutive Director at the Little Compton Historical SocietyLittle Compton, RI

Marjory is the Executive Director of the Little Compton Historical Society. There she works with community members to produce annual special exhibitions, public programs and publications exploring an array of local history topics that have recently included 20 th -century artists, historic cemeteries, and the biographies of the town’s enslaved and indentured people. Marjory is especially interested in researching and sharing the stories of historically underrepresented people. In 2016 she received a New England Museum Association Award of Excellence for her book and public history project entitled if “Jane Should Want to Be Sold: Stories of Enslavement, Indenture and Freedom in Little Compton, Rhode Island.” The following year the Historical Society received a Rhode Island Council for the Humanities Innovation in Humanities and an American Association for State and Local History Leadership in History Award of Merit for the same project. Marjory received her Masters in Public Humanities from the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities in the spring of 2018 and became a Community Fellow that
fall. She welcomes the opportunity to share her small museum and local history experiences with others.