Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Windmill

North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

Read the lastest Jamstown History Article The Names of Jamestown Forts written

by Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden

Places to Visit


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Current Exhibits


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Map of Historic Places


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From our Online Catalog


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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...

From the Collection – Fort Greble – Dutch Island

From the Collection – Fort Greble – Dutch Island

Named for John T. Greble, the first U.S. Military Academy graduate to die in the Civil War, Fort Greble was established as an Endicott fortification in 1897 and was part of the RI Coastal Defense on Dutch Island which is part of the town of Jamestown, Rhode Island....

Library Exhibit, April 2021 Jamestown Dogs

Library Exhibit, April 2021 Jamestown Dogs

April is the month when, under Rhode Island state law, all dogs over three months of age must be registered.  This April the JHS mounted two exhibits about Jamestown dogs and their registration.Various Jamestown Dog TagsChristmas Dog Parade.  Lew Kitts and Ken Caswell...

The Names of Jamestown Forts

The Names of Jamestown Forts

During World War II, Conanicut Island was home to three named forts, all of which are now parks – Fort Burnside at Beavertail, Fort Getty on the West Passage, and Fort Wetherill on the East Passage.  Each of the forts was named for a U.S. Army officer who had seen...