Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI


North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

Black History in Jamestown

Learn about the rich history of Jamestown’s Black community.

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

JHS at the CIAA Holiday Fair Dec. 2

JHS at the CIAA Holiday Fair Dec. 2

Saturday, Dec. 2, 2023, 9 am - 4 pm Lawn Avenue School, Jamestown, RI Visit the Jamestown Historical Society table at the CIAA Holiday Fair. We'll have great gift items including lots of different books for adults and children, framed and unframed ferry prints,...

Conanicut Island Light Keeper’s Journal

Conanicut Island Light Keeper’s Journal

Click on the images below to see them in our Online Catalog. JHS recently received Elmer V. Newton’s Conanicut Island Light Keeper’s Journal, 1921-1933. Lighthouse keepers were required to keep a journal mostly of day to day life, when inspections were made, and what...

Woman with link to local slave visits farm

Woman with link to local slave visits farm

Christine Jackson, a descendant of Bristol Underwood at farmhouse stone wall in Jamestown. (Photo by Peter Fay)Christine Jackson reached down to touch the stone wall bordering the farm on East Shore Road where her third great-grandfather worked in the 18th century. “I...

2023 Fall Newsletter

2023 Fall Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is now available for download. This spring and summer were very busy as the JHS offered talks, outings, exhibits, events, and gatherings. Some events were only for members, some for the wider community.