Jamestown Town Hall

Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI

Jamestown Library

26 North Road, Jamestown, RI

Windmill

North Road near Weeden Lane

Conanicut Battery

Battery Lane

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


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From our Online Catalog


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’Tis the season to ponder the island’s ties to the land

’Tis the season to ponder the island’s ties to the land

The Roman goddess Ceres (right) holds a cornucopia and shaft of grain on the 1856 $2 bank note of Rhode Island. (Courtesy of Heritage Auctions) The holiday season is a time for people to ponder the bounty in their lives, and in Jamestown’s past, all wealth flowed from...

Clara Lewis, Teacher at Clarke School

Clara Lewis, Teacher at Clarke School

Clara was the daughter of Clara Silvia Furtado and Manual Dutra Lewis who immigrated from Fayal Island Azores and were married January 14, 1906 in the Parish of St. Mary, Our Lady of the Isle in Newport. Manual and Clara had two daughters, Mary Lewis, who married...

The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge is Thirty!

The Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge is Thirty!

(Photos from Jamestown Historical Society Collection) Thirty years ago, on Saturday, October 17, 1992, about 40,000 people ran, walked, or strolled across the newly opened 7,350-foot-long Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge. It was a beautiful autumn day. The West Passage...

Ribbons to Reward; Ribbons to Support; Ribbons to Identify

Ribbons to Reward; Ribbons to Support; Ribbons to Identify

Ribbons are used for many purposes. They are awarded to the winner of a contest. A ribbon may be worn to show support for a cause or to celebrate an event or to identify the wearer. Ribbons are cut in celebration. The JHS has ribbons of many kinds. The October exhibit...