From the Collection – Slavery in Jamestown

From the Collection – Slavery in Jamestown

From the early 18th century until the American Revolution, approximately one-third of the people living and working in Jamestown were recently captured Africans, second-generation African Americans, or indigenous people, mostly Narragansett. The vast majority of these...
The Bowen Brothers

The Bowen Brothers

George Wallin Bowen and his brother James Howard were born on the Point in Newport in 1882 and 1884, respectively.  In their 20s, the two brothers went their separate ways – George to Chicago; J. Howard, as he was known, to the U.S. Navy.  The First World War...
From the Collection – Clingstone

From the Collection – Clingstone

J.S. Lovering Wharton of Philadelphia designed Clingstone, his new home, with artist William Trost Richards. It was completed in 1905 atop a small rocky island in an island group called “The Dumplings” and replaced Braecleugh which had been demolished when Fort...
From the Collection – Noel

From the Collection – Noel

Perusing archival material in the JHS collection, we came upon a reminiscence titled “Noel” that was written by W. L. Watson, December 1948. Among Mr. Watson’s thoughtful words about family holidays and summer visits at the Carr homestead, he reflects upon the value...
2020 Fall Newsletter

2020 Fall Newsletter

Our Fall 2020 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 keep...