Storage for Artifacts
When the Town of Jamestown built the new Town Hall in 2006-2007, the Jamestown Historical Society contributed $50,000 to the building fund to purchase a 99-year lease on a vault in the basement of the new building. Papers, photographs, textiles, and other fragile objects are stored in this environmentally controlled room.
Temperature and humidity in the vault are controlled to ensure that material given to the Society is protected from deterioration. Access to the vault is controlled to prevent accidental or malicious damage.
Volunteers work in the vault Tuesday and Thursday mornings. They enter data into the Collections database, which is available online, and care for the objects in the collections. Visitors and researchers are welcome between 9 am and noon on these days or by appointment during town office business hours.