June 25 Walking Tour

June 25 Walking Tour

Explore Narragansett Avenue from the Jamestown Historical Society Museum to the Recreation Center. Have you ever wondered what Narragansett Avenue looked like 100 years ago? Are you new to the island and would like to learn a little of our island’s history? Now is...
2016 Museum Exhibit – Jamestowners & Their Military Neighbors

2016 Museum Exhibit – Jamestowners & Their Military Neighbors

Our summer exhibit at the museum will be previewed at the Memorial Day parade on May 31. “Jamestowners & Their Military Neighbors” builds on last year’s exhibit about Jamestown’s forts. While the forts are places that permanently occupy our landscape, the people...
Smith’s Castle Outing

Smith’s Castle Outing

  The next outing of the Society is to Smith’s Castle in North Kingstown (www.smithscastle.org/) on Sunday June 26 at 10:00 AM.  Smith’s Castle has a remarkable history, developing from a trading post belonging to Roger Williams into a 3,000 acre...
Scarves and Adornments

Scarves and Adornments

The new exhibit in the Jamestown Historical Society case in the Jamestown Philomenian Library displays scarves and other types of adornment from the society’s collection.  Stop by and see the tiny charm given to the workers of the Jamestown & Newport Ferry...
Calling all Docents . . .

Calling all Docents . . .

Calling All Docents! The spring newsletter should have arrived in your snail mail and e-mail and with it, the dates for the activities and volunteer opportunities coming your way from the JHS. If you volunteered before or if you haven’t but are now ready to be...
“Historic Tales” Publication Party

“Historic Tales” Publication Party

Our publication party for Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden’s new book Historic Tales of Jamestown is Saturday, May 7 from 5 to 7 pm at the Jamestown Art Center. All profits from the book go to the society. Buy your autographed copy now and pick it up at the party...
Jamestown Windmill Receives Legislative Grant

Jamestown Windmill Receives Legislative Grant

Jamestown’s Windmill Day will be especially festive July 16th thanks to a  $1000 legislative grant sponsored by our representative Deb Ruggiero.  Windmill Committee chair Jane Bentley and president Rosemary Enright accepted the grant check at the...
Publication Party for “Historic Tales of Jamestown”

Publication Party for “Historic Tales of Jamestown”

You are invited to the publication party for Rosemary Enright and Sue Maden’s new book Historic Tales of Jamestown, May 7 from 5 to 7 pm at the Jamestown Art Center. All profits from the book go to the society. The book is a collection of essays about the town. ...
Multi Media Art at the Library by local artists

Multi Media Art at the Library by local artists

Jamestown artists sometimes worked with materials that are not normally found in an artist’s studio. Orville Minkler created house-shaped coin banks from tin cans. Connie Armbrust painted a picture of the windmill on a discarded shingle from the windmill. See...
Our Trip to NWC Museum

Our Trip to NWC Museum

Thank you, Jim Buttrick and Eric Archer, for an enjoyable and informative JHS trip to the Naval War College Museum in Newport. We learned about the “USF Constellation” & Tomas A. Todd’s Model at the NWC Museum. Thank you to Tom and his daughter...