Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Windmill

North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

Our 2021 Spring Newsletter is now available!
Checkout our upcoming program calendar, our on-going projects and see what’s happening this summer at the JHS sites and the 2021 Museum Exhibit!

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

Jamestown Slave History by Peter Fay

Jamestown Slave History by Peter Fay

Speech Delivered at the Dedication of the Slave History Medallion at East Ferry, Jamestown, RI, May 22, 2021   Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society, MSS 1026, Folder 14, Thomas G. Hazard, Deed of Sale, 12/29/1791.   Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye....

2021 Spring Newsletter

2021 Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2021 Newsletter is now available for download.  Don't miss the committee reports of all the things that we've been working on while at home. And take a look  at the donations that made over the past year, we value everyone's efforts to keep Jamestown...

Jamestown Debating Societies

Jamestown Debating Societies

In the 19th century – before the invention of the movie, television, and computer – most people, especially in tiny towns like Jamestown, had to make their own entertainment.  Fraternal organizations that provided social activities as well as mutual support and/or...

Library Exhibit, May 2021 Badge Insignia

Library Exhibit, May 2021 Badge Insignia

Many organizations – governmental, fraternal, and commercial – use patches sewn to uniforms, shirts, or hats to identify their membership. This month the JHS exhibit case in the foyer of the Jamestown Philomenian Library displays a variety of such badges from the...