Jamestown Historical Society

Jamestown Sites on the National Register – Nov 2016

Our November exhibit in the Jamestown Philomenian Library celebrates sites in Jamestown that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  More than 90,000 properties – buildings, sites, districts, structures, and objects – are listed in the National Register.  Fifteen are in Jamestown.

They include the lighthouses at Conanicut, Dutch Island and Beavertail, Horsehead, the Windmill and its district, Friend’s Meeting House, Fort Dumpling, Artilley Park, Battery Park and Shoreby Hill.

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George Whitley spoke about the history of this special corn and the milling of it, and he made jonnycakes with flint corn for all attendees to enjoy.

Ceramic Pot

This small ceramic pot with its lid is believed to have come across the bay in the house that became the Bay Voyage hotel.