Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Windmill

North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

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

From the Collection – Lena Clark, First President of the JHS

From the Collection – Lena Clark, First President of the JHS

Lena Clarke, one of four history-minded sisters, was the first president of the Jamestown Historical Society.  In 1921, she started the Jamestown Historical Society’s photograph collection with an album of 42 photographs of houses and farms around Jamestown. Almost...

From the Collection – Season’s Greetings from Jamestown

From the Collection – Season’s Greetings from Jamestown

  Jamestowners have always enjoyed sending greetings during the holiday season and the Jamestown Historical Society has a number of wonderful examples in our archives. Photos of iconic Jamestown landmarks often adorned the greeting cards. Holiday cards by...

2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is now available for download. See all the great things our members accomplished.  Don't miss the photos of our events and all the committee reports. Look for your name among our list of dedicated volunteers.  Enjoy the catalog of all the donations...

Library Exhibit, November 2019 Remembering Our Veterans

Library Exhibit, November 2019 Remembering Our Veterans

    Remembering our Veterans In honor of Veterans’ Day, November 11, medals and certificates awarded to Jamestowners during World War I and World War II are on display in the JHS exhibit case in the foyer of the Jamestown Philomenian Library.  The awards have been...