Get Involved

Join JHS and help preserve & share the history of Jamestown, Rhode Island
Why Join JHS?

All membership monies go to supporting our collections, our properties, and the material cost of our programs. All staff are volunteers. Help us -

  • Preserve the heritage of Jamestown and Conanicut, Dutch, and Gould islands
  • Maintain our museum, the Jamestown windmill, the Conanicut Friends Meetinghouse, and the Conanicut Battery
  • Preserve the JHS collection of artifacts, photographs, and documents
Member Gifts & Benefits

All members receive the JHS biannual newsletter and an invitation to the annual members-only House Tour Preview Party.  Membership discounts are available on merchandise purchased at the museum.

Patrons receive a copy of the DVD History of Narragansett Avenue by Nick Schaus and Barry Cook.  New 1657 Society members receive the DVD plus a JHS outdoor house plaque.

Other Ways to Get Involved

Volunteer to greet visitors at the museum.

Volunteer to show visitors through the windmill.

Join a committee -

  • Programs  - plan activities
  • Collections - care for objects, create exhibits, enter data in the database
  • Battery - clear the earthworks and paths, help with Battery Day
  • Windmill - conduct tours, take care of the building, help with Windmill Day
  • Meetinghouse - conduct tours, care for the building
  • Communications - write articles, maintain the website and Facebook