Jamestown Historical Society

2015 Donations & Acquisitions


  • Register for the Bay View Hotel, 1911-1916
  • Model of the Beavertail Lighthouse
  • T-shirt for Island Rubbish Service.

These are just three of 16 items shown in our JHS exhibit case at the Jamestown Library.

Please stop by the library and take a look at these items. Over 50 individuals and organizations donated more than 100 items during 2015.

This exhibit was prepared by Sue Maden, Suzi Andrews, and Rosemary Enright.


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