JHS Outing to Seabee Museum & Memorial-Jan 2019

JHS Outing to Seabee Museum & Memorial-Jan 2019

JHS took a winter’s members-only outing to the Seabee Museum and Memorial. We were given a very informative tour by curator Jack Springle.  The modern Quonset Hut was built by many donations and houses a collection of memorabilia from the many Construction...
Library Exhibit – Donations 2018

Library Exhibit – Donations 2018

    New Library Exhibit: December 2018 Donations 2018 The new exhibit the JHS case in the Jamestown Philomenian Library features some of the recent additions to the society’s growing collection of artifacts that reflect the history of our island.  Only...
BankNewport gives JHS grant to support Battery Day 2019

BankNewport gives JHS grant to support Battery Day 2019

The executive committee of the Jamestown Historical Society, Delia Klingbeil, Secretary, Gabrielle Highstein, Vice President, Mary Heath, President and Rosemary Enright, Treasurer receive a check from BankNewport’s Mike DeVito representing a grant from the bank...
2018 Fall Newsletter

2018 Fall Newsletter

Our Fall Newsletter is now available for download. See all the great things our members accomplished.  Don’t miss photos of Windmill Day and all the committee reports. Look for your name among our list of dedicated volunteers.  Enjoy the catalog...
Library Exhibit – Veteran’s Day 2018

Library Exhibit – Veteran’s Day 2018

    New Library Exhibit: Veteran’s Day 2018 This Veterans Day is the 100th anniversary of the end of the armed conflict now known as World War I but known at the time as the Great War.  The JHS library exhibit,  Armistice Day, November 11, 1918:...
Library Exhibit – Garages – October 2018

Library Exhibit – Garages – October 2018

  New Library Exhibit: Garages The automobile changed the way Americans got around, and livery stables, where horses were kept for hire, changed to serve the new method of transportation.  In Jamestown, the first such enterprise was Harry’s Garage and Livery...
2018 House Tour – Saturday, Sept 15, 10am to 2pm

2018 House Tour – Saturday, Sept 15, 10am to 2pm

This year’s house tour takes us on a tour of Jamestown’s eastern shoreline from Hamilton Avenue to Fort Wetherill. It will be held on Saturday, September 15, 10am to 2pm.  The homes are Belcour, 57 Walcott Avenue – Just north of Hamilton Avenue; built for the Johnson...
JHS visits The New England Wireless & Steam Museum Aug 2018

JHS visits The New England Wireless & Steam Museum Aug 2018

  The JHS members-only trip to The New England Wireless and Steam Museum was enjoyed by four members.  From 17 foot high fly wheels to the history of Marconi we greatly appreciated the the knowledgeable guides that explained the mysteries presented in this...
Library Exhibit, Aug 2018 – Textiles

Library Exhibit, Aug 2018 – Textiles

  New Library Exhibit: Textiles Hanging in the large meeting room of the Library are three textiles from the collection of the Jamestown Historical Society.  First is the Jamestown Quilt from 1975 created by the Junior Women’s Club.  In a raffle the quilt...