Because of restraints of the COVID pandemic, this year’s members fundraiser was a combination of a cocktail party held on August 26 at the lovely 1927 Sarah Cresswell cottage, which had been recently restored and beautifully landscaped, and guided tours of three of Jamestown’s farms. Jamestown’s rich agricultural history was well represented in the three farms: Windmist Farm with owners Martha Neale & George Neale with Martha as tour guide, The Godena Farm, owned by the Conanicut Island Land Trust with land trust president, Quentin Anthony as tour guide and Watson Farm owned by Historic New England. All three tours were fascinating with some participants vowing to return on their own to enjoy and explore further.
Left: View of the Sarah Cresswell cottage from the road Right: view of the party goers overlooking the Jamestown golf course
Left: cows at Windmist farm with the Newport Bridge in the background, middle: Martha Neale addressing the visitors, right: horses at Windmist farm.
Left: visitors listening to the guide, middle: bee houses, right: Quentin Anthony explaining the value of pollinator gardens
Left: farm friend, middle: vistors at the tour, right: Watson farm house
The Jamestown Historical Society would like to thank The Jamestown Press photographer Andrea von Hohenleiten, Historic New England and tour visitors Betsy Baldwin and Gabe Highstein for the use of their photographs.