Jamestown Historical Society

Current Exhibits

Kit Wright, as she was known to everyone, was born in Philadelphia in 1899. She died at Fox Hill Farm in 1988.
The summer 2024 exhibit looks at Jamestown’s changing economy and at the businesses that the growth spawned.

Permanent Exhibits

The JHS prepared 30 breath-taking historic photos of Jamestown sports and outdoor activities for the walls of the 2nd-floor community space.
The original, signed prepurchase agreement was acquired by the Jamestown Historical Society in 2005.
The Resort Era is celebrated in a permanent exhibit in the back stairwell of the Jamestown Town Hall.

Virtual Exhibits

Rhode Tour is a smartphone app and website that uses text, sound, and images to bring Rhode Island stories to the palm of your hand.
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.
In order to have some sort of historical record of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on Jamestown, we sent out a request - make a postcard out of anything on hand!

Past Exhibits

The April 2024 exhibit features objects in the JHS collection that are seldom exhibited.
The Conanicut Yacht Club was founded in 1892 and is one of the oldest yacht clubs on Narragansett Bay. This month’s exhibit in the JHS case in the foyer of Town Hall celebrates the many activities of the club.
This exhibit commemorates the first ferry from Jamestown to Newport and the 96 years of Narragansett Bay ferry service that it inaugurated.