In order to have some sort of historical record of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Jamestown, the JHS created the
Postcard Project: Quarantine Quandary – what did you do? Please be a part of this effort by making a postcard and mailing it in!
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
Our Spring 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...
Last fall we launched a new landing page for our Online Collection that highlighted certain categories for searching. One of the new categories we wanted to create was the subject of Film. Efforts to create digital versions of VHS, DVD and early films for...
This fort was erected in 1798-1800 to protect Newport harbor in response to French and British hostilities that culminated in the war of 1812 although it was never used. It was designed and constructed by French-born Louis de Tousard who built Fort Adams on the...
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...