Battery Day, May 21, 2022 11 AM
The British are coming, the Colonials are coming! Muskets and cannon will be fired! The 2nd Rhode Island Continental Regiment, the Kingston Reds, the 54th Regiment of Foot and the Newport Artillery will demonstrate Revolutionary War tactics and artillery at the Conanicut Battery. British, French and American flags will be raised to acknowledge these countries roles in the building and defense of the 1776 earthworks. The Jamestown Community Band will provide rousing music. Refreshments will be served.
Park at Mackerel Cove and take the free shuttle to the entrance beginning at 10 am. Only those with a disability placard may park in the lot at Battery Park. Bring lawn chairs or a blanket if you’d like. Free, donations welcome.
Cemetery Tour – Stories in Stone Video at the Jamestown Library
May 26, 2022 at 6:30 pm
See the one-hour video from the October 2021 cemetery tour and hear the stories of eight interesting Jamestowners. Meet some of the people who created this wonderful event. Refreshments will be served. Free, donations welcome. Attendees MUST register in advance on the library website due to limited capacity:
Places to Visit
See Jamestown’s historic sites and learn its history through its artifacts
Learn about this summer’s museum exhibit and other displays around town
Map of Historic Places
Click to explore the island and get driving directions around town. Take it on the road
From our Online Catalog
Search and view our online catalog of materials in the JHS collections
Our Spring 2022 Newsletter is now available for download. Don't miss the committee reports of all the things that we've been working on while at home. And take a look at the donations that made over the past year, we value everyone's efforts to keep Jamestown...
Harry Shatzer (1879-1922) was born in Pennsylvania. He married Lulu Virginia Broll (1879-1945) of West Virginia in Baltimore in 1907, the year after he began coming to Jamestown for summer work. When Harry bought his livery stable/garage at 20 Narragansett Avenue in...
In 1827 the Philadelphia Horticultural Society hosted the first American flower show with the aim “to inspire taste for one of the most rational and pleasing amusements of man”. Flower shows have played important roles for most gardeners and Jamestown proved no...
Invitations have called Jamestowners to many events over the years. An invitation, hand-signed by John L. Smith, Chairman of the Jamestown Bridge Committee, invited the recipient and their guests to the dedication of the Jamestown Bridge on August 3, 1940. There is a...