2019 Fall Newsletter

2019 Fall Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is now available for download. See all the great things our members accomplished.  Don’t miss the photos of our events and all the committee reports. Look for your name among our list of dedicated volunteers.  Enjoy the catalog of all the...
Bay Voyage Hotel

Bay Voyage Hotel

  The Bay Voyage Hotel was originally a residence called “Rhoda-Ridge on Brown’s Lane in Middletown RI owned by James A. Brown. The original house was built in 1860  In 1890 for some reason James Brown decided that he would be happier in Jamestown...
Library Exhibit, September 2019 Bomes Theatre

Library Exhibit, September 2019 Bomes Theatre

New Library Exhibit:  September, 2019 From 1922 to 1982, Jamestown had its own theatre – called the Palace at first and, after 1946, the Jamestown Theatre.  The theatre brought movies to the people of Jamestown in the days when the ferry schedule governed whether an...
2019 Members Only Preview Party – The Pink House

2019 Members Only Preview Party – The Pink House

  The 2019 Members Only preview party was held at the magnificient 1910 Pink House graciously donated by Lisa and Jack LaFort. The party was a great send off for the yearly Historic House Tour which JHS has every year and was highlighted by an incredible glowing...
2019 House Tour – Saturday, Sept 14, 10am to 2pm

2019 House Tour – Saturday, Sept 14, 10am to 2pm

The three houses on this year’s tour illustrate three different approaches to making old houses livable in the 21st century. It will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 – 10am to 2pm. The homes are Preserve.  The almost unchanged Greene farmhouse at 55...
Library Exhibit, August 2019 Unusual Envelopes

Library Exhibit, August 2019 Unusual Envelopes

New Library Exhibit:  August, 2019 The new exhibit in the library show unusual envelopes in the JHS collection, ranging from late 19th century bills from Jamestown’s summer hotels that used drawings  of the hotel as return addresses to fancy cancels in honor of...