Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Windmill

North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

grave marker

2021 JHS Annual Meeting

Art in the Cemetery
Changing Fashion of Grave Markers

Guest Speaker -Anne Tait, MFA, Professor of Art at Roger Williams University
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 7 pm
Jamestown Philomenian Library Community Meeting Room
26 North Rd, Jamestown, RI


All are welcome to attend. You must be vaccinated.

 

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

Library Exhibit, July 2021 Commemorative Plates

Library Exhibit, July 2021 Commemorative Plates

The July exhibit in the JHS library display case features commemorative plates from the society’s collection.  Two quite different plates designed for the 300th anniversary of the purchase of Conanicut Island in 1657 are displayed.  The plate by Catharine Morris...

JHS Members Outing Blue Garden

JHS Members Outing Blue Garden

Photo courtesy of Blue Garden, Newport, RI. Open by appointment.   "Recapturing this work of landscape artistry is intended to teach others about the intellectual and pragmatic challenges of restoring and preserving a garden of such historic significance"  ...

From the Collection – Pill Box From Hunt’s Drug Store

From the Collection – Pill Box From Hunt’s Drug Store

Hunt’s Drug Store stood at the corner of Conanicus and Narragansett avenues where the East Ferry Deli is now. It was owned by Thomas E. Hunt (1883-1965), Jamestown’s first year-round pharmacist. Hunt graduated from the Rhode Island College School of Pharmacy in 1904...

Jamestown Girls Drum and Bugle Corps

Jamestown Girls Drum and Bugle Corps

In the years following World War II, marching bands were much in demand.  Drum and bugle corps competed against each other, and rivalry was keen.  Jamestown had had a Men’s Drum & Bugle Corps in the 1930s, and it was revived early in 1947. Later that same year,...