2021 Fall Newsletter

2021 Fall Newsletter

Our Fall 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...
Stories in Stone – Cedar Cemetery Tour

Stories in Stone – Cedar Cemetery Tour

Abel Franklin gravestone carved by William Stevens, of Newport, RI. c. 1758   Have you ever walked through a cemetery and wondered about the people buried there?  Where they came from?  What they did?  Whether any descendants are still in the area? A Cedar...
2021 Members Only Preview Party  – And Farm Tour

2021 Members Only Preview Party – And Farm Tour

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 Historical Sociey 2021 Annual Meeting

Jamestown Historical Sociey 2021 Annual Meeting

Art in the Cemetery Changing Fashion of Grave Markers The guest speaker for the Jamestown Historical Society’s 2021 annual meeting was Anne Tait, MFA, Professor of Art at Roger Williams University. Her presentation was titled “Art in the Cemetery, Changing Fashion of...
JHS Members Outing Blue Garden

JHS Members Outing Blue Garden

Photo courtesy of Blue Garden, Newport, RI. Open by appointment.   “Recapturing this work of landscape artistry is intended to teach others about the intellectual and pragmatic challenges of restoring and preserving a garden of such historic...
Jamestown Slave History by Peter Fay

Jamestown Slave History by Peter Fay

Speech Delivered at the Dedication of the Slave History Medallion at East Ferry, Jamestown, RI, May 22, 2021   Image courtesy of Rhode Island Historical Society, MSS 1026, Folder 14, Thomas G. Hazard, Deed of Sale, 12/29/1791.   Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye....