Jamestown: Lost & Found

This summer’s exhibit in the Jamestown Historical Society museum at 92 Narragansett Avenue is Jamestown: Lost & Found.  This exhibit will open Memorial Day, 2017.

Jamestown: Lost and Found looks at the island's past through post cards and photographs in the Society's collection and compares these views with present day images.  Several versions of the past are represented.  One shows an agrarian village that we never knew compared with a 21st century town. Another shows icons that we may remember, such as the old Bay View Hotel, but which fade as decades pass. Sometimes the changes are small individually, such as storefronts on Narragansett Ave., but over time they are significant.  The impact of a changing landscape is one we barely notice as it happens, but in these historic photographs the differences are dramatic. 

When this exhibit opens on Memmorial Day, 2017, come see aspects of Jamestown you may never have known to exist, and challenge your memory with the images we have chosen.

Until thwn, visit this page often for previews of the exhibit.

Museum Schedule

Visit the museum this summer and learn more about Jamestown’s Lost & Found through postcards and photographs.

The museum will open on weekends from 1 to 4 in the afternoon until June 18. The museum opens officially for the summer season on June 18.  Throughout the summer, it will be open from 1 to 4 each Wednesday through Sunday. 

From Labor Day to Columbus Day, October 9, we return to the weekend-only schedule. 

The society welcomes anyone interested in being a docent at the museum and greeting our visitors.

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