Publications

JHS publishes a semi-annual newsletter & a variety of books & publications below.

Books

by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

Discover the fascinating history of Jamestown, from tales of shipwrecks to summer days long past.
The History Press, 2016, $21.50

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by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

The fascinating story to the island community from before settlement by the English to the present day. 192 pp.
The History Press, 2010, $22

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by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden, photographs by Delia Klingbeil

Photographs of the town's legendary individuals selected from JHS archives, gathered from Society members, and taken by Klingbeil. 128 pp.
Arcadia Publishing, 2014, $20

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by James C. Buttrick with the Jamestown Historical Society

Photographs from the JHS collection, selected and described by a long-time Jamestowner, to tell the history of the town. 128 pp.
Arcadia Publishing, 2003, $20

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by Martha Milot

A coloring book of objects in the Jamestown Historical Society Collection. 16pp.
Jamestown Historical Society, 2009, $3

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by Martha Milot

The history and operation of the Jamestown windmill, told by Puds, the windmill cat. 16 pp.
Jamestown Historical Society, 2007, $5

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Journal of the Newport Historical Society

All Jamestown issue. Articles about Dr. Bates Sanitarium and architect Charles L. Bevins.

Newport History Vol. 78, No.260.
Newport Historical Society, 2009, $10

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by Sue Maden

The history of the first bridge across the West Passage of Narragansett Bay to Conanicut Island.
The Jamestown Press, 2007. $20

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Videos

A History of Jamestown's Main Street

Interviews, opinion, and commentary from people who live and work on Narragansett Avenue. Written and produced by Nicholas Schaus and Barry Cook.

Sitarg Productions, 2007, $20

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Ferry Boat Students of Narragansett Bay

Stories and pictures by and about Jamestown residents who took the ferry to Newport for school before the Pell Bridge opened in 1969. Produced by Bob Sutton.

Kettlebottom, 2014, $20

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A YouTube Playlist of History Videos

Sixteen videos of Jamestown events. Including "Riding on the Old Jamestown Bridge" filmed by Frank Meyer, POW footage, and "Good-by Old Town Hall" from the JHS Collection.
Online, No charge

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Downloadable Booklets and Pamphlets

by James C. Buttrick

History of Charles L. Bevins, the Shingle Style architect who designed many of Jamestown's summer cottages in the late 19th century.
Occasional Paper #1
Jamestown Historical Society, 2002

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by Mary Miner
photographs by Rosemary Enright

The growth of Cedar Cemetery and the incorporation of the Friends and Hazard family burial grounds.
Occasional Paper #2
Jamestown Historical Society, 2003

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by Captain Frank Snyder (USN Ret)

A chronological list of important events on Gould Island from 1657 to 2003. With a selected bibliography.
Occasional Paper #3
Jamestown Historical Society, 2004

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by Elmer S. Congdon

One man's memories of building the Jamestown Bridge in 1940.
Occasional Paper #4
Jamestown Historical Society, 2004

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by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

A history of the light on Dutch Island and the man who kept it lit. With bibliography.
Occasional Paper #5
Jamestown Historical Society, 2009

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1912 - 2012

A history of the Jamestown Historical Society on the occasion of its 100th anniversary.
Occasional Paper #6
Jamestown Historical Society, 2013

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The history and operation of the Jamestown windmill.
Jamestown Historical Society, 2014

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A Historical Sketch of the Carr Family from 1456 to 1929
by Walter L. Watson

The history of the Carr family, particularly the branch of the family that settled in Jamestown. 57 pp. Scanned.

Walter L. Watson, 1926

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by James C. Buttrick

Definition and description of architectural styles in Jamestown since the Colonial era.
Occasional Paper #7
Jamestown Historical Society, 2013

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Educational Aids

by Christine Bernardo and Jennifer Kittredge

Comprehensive lesson plans for educators, designed to enhance a visit to the Jamestown Windmill. Lessons are grounded in the ELA Common Core Standards for grades 5-8. Available for download

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