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
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
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,...
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...
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...
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.