Jamestown Historical Society

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Tiny Photos Attached to Larger Documents

The Jamestown Historical Society has more than 11,000 photographs in its collection. Six of these are unique because they are tiny visuals that are attached to larger documents: two postcards, two envelopes, a Christmas card, and a card about a movie theater.

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Polish couple settles into life at West Ferry

Among the men who served at Fort Greble and stayed to become a Jamestown resident was Antoni Piliski. He was born in late 1874 or early 1875 in an area of northeastern Poland that had been annexed by Russia in the late 18th century.

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Elmer V. Newton’s Conanicut Island Light Keeper’s Journal
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Conanicut Island Light Keeper’s Journal

JHS recently received Elmer V. Newton’s Conanicut Island Light Keeper’s Journal, 1921-1933. Lighthouse keepers were required to keep a journal mostly of day to day life, when inspections were made, and what supplies received.

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Black History in Jamestown

Over the years, the Jamestown Historical Society has collected stories, artifacts, and photos that highlight the role of African Americans in settling and contributing to the growth and prosperity of Jamestown.

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