Jamestown Historical Society

Category: Public


George Whitely, Rhode Island Jonnycakes

Native Americans introduced the colonists to whitecap corn (flint corn) which is hard to grow and doesn’t yield as much as other varieties of corn. It is still grown in small batches in RI. George Whitley will talk about the history of this special corn and milling it, and he will make jonnycakes with flint corn for all attendees to enjoy. He will also have a few bags of the cornmeal for sale and will give everyone the recipe.

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House Tour 2024

JHS House Tour

Visit some of Jamestown’s wonderful homes and learn about their history and architecture. $20 prepaid online or $25 at the door.

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2019 House Tour

The three houses on this year’s tour illustrate three different approaches to making old houses livable in the 21st century.

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House Tour Map

2018 House Tour

This year’s house tour takes us on a tour of Jamestown’s eastern shoreline from Hamilton Avenue to Fort Wetherill.

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