Founded in 1912
The Jamestown Historical Society was initially founded in 1912 to preserve the Jamestown windmill. Since then we’ve added other preservation efforts – the 1786 Conanicut Friends Meetinghouse, the 1776 Conanicut Battery, the 1875 primary school that serves as our museum, and a constantly growing collection of over 40,000 photographs, archives, and artifacts that tell the history of Conanicut, Dutch, and Gould Islands. Through the generous support of our donors and members, JHS keeps the story of Jamestown alive by creating exhibitions, preserving historic structures and presenting programs and events that educate and inspire.
The JHS is an all-volunteer organization. JHS volunteers are dedicated individuals who possess the desire and have the time to help further our vision of preserving Jamestown’s history. Whether you work at a one-time event, commit to a weekly schedule or be on-call, we have something for all levels of experience and interest. Some areas of volunteering include:
We are grateful for our volunteers and their service is invaluable!