From the Collection – Flower Shows

From the Collection – Flower Shows

In 1827 the Philadelphia Horticultural Society hosted the first American flower show with the aim “to inspire taste for one of the most rational and pleasing amusements of man”. Flower shows have played important roles for most gardeners and Jamestown proved no...
From the Collection – Plum Beach Lighthouse

From the Collection – Plum Beach Lighthouse

This lighthouse is located in the West Passage just north of the Jamestown Bridge. It was completed in 1899 and served to warn vessels away from the Plum Beach shoal which extended east from the Narragansett shore toward Conanicut Island. In 1918 granite riprap was...
From the Collection – Signs

From the Collection – Signs

The Jamestown Historical Society has a remarkable collection of signs that served wildly different purposes Modern businesses – from the hotels of Jamestown’s resort era to the stores and restaurants on Narragansett Avenue today – announced their existence with...
From the Collection – Cookbooks

From the Collection – Cookbooks

In the JHS Collection are examples, spanning almost 200 years, of Jamestowners’ interest in collecting and sharing their favorite recipes.  In 1825 Lydia Ann Gould created handwritten Receipts for Sarah C. Green. In those days the two terms, receipt and recipe, were...