Jamestown Historical Society

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 history preserved.

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Anderson's Dairy Truck

Conanicut Island Dairies

Alfred W. Bowser, a wounded Canadian World War I veteran, came to Jamestown in 1929 as the farm manager of Cajacet (also known as the Thomas Paine House). Bowser was in the dairy business seven years until 1944 when he sold the dairy to John M. Anderson, a former state trooper.

Jamestown’s History Can be Told Through the Quahog Shell

Indigenous people in Jamestown buried their loved ones with decorated quahog shells as long ago as 1400 BC, according to discoveries by archaeologist William Simmons.

2024 Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2024 Newsletter is now available! Read now to stay up to date with the Jamestown Historical Society!