Jamestown Historical Society

Library Exhibit – Donations 2018

The new exhibit the JHS case in the Jamestown Philomenian Library features some of the recent additions to the society’s growing collection of artifacts that reflect the history of our island.  Only a small subset of the more than 2000 articles added to the collection in the past 12 months could be displayed. Go to our  Online Catalog to see more.

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George Whitley, Rhode Island Jonnycakes

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.