2015 House Tour – Saturday, Sept 12, 10am to 2pm

2015 House Tour – Saturday, Sept 12, 10am to 2pm

The Jamestown Historical Society’s annual House Tour will be held Saturday, September 12th from 10am to 2pm. This year, the homes on our tour are located on the Racquet Road/Walcott Avenue area. House Tour tickets are $20 per person. Homes on the tour: 139...
JHS Receives Grant for Windmill Repairs

JHS Receives Grant for Windmill Repairs

The Jamestown Historical Society recently received a $5,000 grant from the 1772 Foundation to help pay for much needed repairs at the Jamestown windmill. Four years ago one of the joists that support the third level flooring of the windmill gave away.  While there was...
Sen. Jack Reed visits the JHS Museum

Sen. Jack Reed visits the JHS Museum

On August 19th, RI Senator Jack Reed took time out from his busy schedule to spend some time at the Jamestown Historical Society Museum. The tour was arranged by our board member Polly Hutcheson. JHS president Rosemary Enright gave the senator a tour of our current...
Trolley Tours – Sunday, August 16

Trolley Tours – Sunday, August 16

The JHS will hold a series of trolley tours to historic spots on Conanicut Island on Sunday, August 16th. Sunday’s trolley tours are organized by Jane Bentley, who will be your host and guide. Some of the sites on the tour will be familiar – what would an...
JHS Annual Meeting – August 13

JHS Annual Meeting – August 13

The Jamestown Historical Society Annual Meeting is Thursday, August 13, in the meeting room at the Jamestown Philomenian Library.  Our speaker this year is John Kennedy, Director of Museum Education and Community Outreach, at the Naval War College, who will talk about...
Conanicut Yacht Club Exhibit

Conanicut Yacht Club Exhibit

The newest JHS exhibit in the Jamestown Library displays Conanicut Yacht Club items from our collection. The Conanicut Yacht Club was founded in 1892. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, summer visitors to Jamestown often founded private clubs at which to meet...
Liberty Tree Plaque Installed

Liberty Tree Plaque Installed

The plaques commemorating the Liberty Tree at Conanicut Battery Park were installed Friday, July 3rd. The Liberty Tree was planted in 1976 as part of Jamestown’s bi- centennial activities. Larry McDonald and Dennis Webster masterfully did the job and we are very...
Museum Exhibit visited by Newport Daily News

Museum Exhibit visited by Newport Daily News

JHS exhibit shines light on Jamestown’s role in military history. Newport Daily News reporter Joe Baker and photographer Dave Hansen visited and reported on our newest exhibit in the JHS Museum. The article, which appeared on the front page of the Wednesday, July 1st,...
JHS Properties Open – June 2015

JHS Properties Open – June 2015

The Jamestown Museum opens for the season, Sunday, June 21, at 1pm. The Museum’s new exhibit Defending our Shores: Military Installations in Jamestown, tells the story of the many army and navy forts and camps that existed in Jamestown during its history. The...
Historical Society Receives Historic Gift

Historical Society Receives Historic Gift

The Jamestown Historical Society has just received the largest gift in its 103 year history.  Jim Buttrick has established an endowment to provide for the maintenance and improvement of Historical Society’s buildings and other historic sites such as the...