2022 Summer Exhibit Opening Reception

2022 Summer Exhibit Opening Reception

The 2022 Jamestown Museum opening reception for the exhibit titled The Jamestown Museum at Fifty: A Retrospective was held Friday, June 17, 2022. Early evening showers and downpour was not enough to dampen the spirits of JHS members and guests who attended the event....
Jamestown Art Center’s Biennial Outdoor Exhibit

Jamestown Art Center’s Biennial Outdoor Exhibit

The Jamestown Art Center’s Biennial Outdoor Exhibit includes a field of crocheted “Poppies” at the Jamestown Windmill on North Rd. Thanks to dozens of Jamestown Historical Society volunteers the Windmill will be open for free tours every Friday, Saturday and Sunday...
From the Collection – Golf in Jamestown

From the Collection – Golf in Jamestown

Just as golf was becoming popular in the U.S. in the late nineteenth century, Jamestown’s first golf course, a 9-hole Conanicut Golf Club was officially formed in 1895. Six holes were located south of Hamilton Avenue, mostly on the pastures of the Cottrell Farm north...
Town, residents made ultimate sacrifice in WWII

Town, residents made ultimate sacrifice in WWII

Many Jamestown residents have given the ultimate sacrifice to their nation during wartime. While honoring the local men and women who have died, the community also is compelled to take stock of the causes for which they fought, as these causes still have echoes in the...
Battery Day 2022

Battery Day 2022

Battery Day sponsored by the Jamestown Historical Society was held on May 21, 2022 at the Conanicut Battery. The 2nd Rhode Island Continental Regiment, the Kingston Reds, the 54th Regiment of Foot demonstrated Revolutionary War tactics and artillery at the battery...
2022 Spring Newsletter

2022 Spring Newsletter

Our Spring 2022 Newsletter is now available for download.  Don’t miss the committee reports of all the things that we’ve been working on while at home. And take a look  at the donations that made over the past year, we value everyone’s efforts to...
From the Collection – Flower Shows

From the Collection – Flower Shows

In 1827 the Philadelphia Horticultural Society hosted the first American flower show with the aim “to inspire taste for one of the most rational and pleasing amusements of man”. Flower shows have played important roles for most gardeners and Jamestown proved no...
John Robert Caswell

John Robert Caswell

Jamestown has had many inventive and colorful residents over the years, among them John Robert Caswell.  Caswell, who was known as JR, was born in Somerset, MA, in 1875.  He was only 22 and his bride, Isabella Collins, was 18 when they married.  Soon after, the young...