Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI


North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane


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.

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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

Current Exhibits

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

2022 Spring Newsletter

2022 Spring Newsletter

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...

Library Exhibit, May 2022: The Shatzer Family in Jamestown

Library Exhibit, May 2022: The Shatzer Family in 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...

From the Collection – Flower Shows

From the Collection – Flower Shows

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...

Library Exhibit, April 2022: You Are Invited

Library Exhibit, April 2022: You Are Invited

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...