JHS visits Whitehall Aug 2018

JHS visits Whitehall Aug 2018

The JHS members-only trip to Whitehall went very smoothly.   It was very interesting to be toured by a visiting philosophy scholar.  Thank you, Jim Buttrick for planning the expedition.      ...
2018 Annual Meeting – The History of the Newport Bridge

2018 Annual Meeting – The History of the Newport Bridge

James M. Ricci, author of the recently published The Newport Bridge, will be the guest speaker at the Jamestown Historical Society annual meeting on Monday, August 6, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road.      His talk, “The History of the Newport...
Windmill Day, July 21, 2018

Windmill Day, July 21, 2018

Windmill Day 2018 was a wonderful success. It’s difficult to thank all, here are a few, Bill Schaal for the Little Rhody Model As, Ann Zartler for the children’s drawing circle, Mary Heath for the food truck Championship Melt, Land Hay for the  jonny...
Library Exhibit – May 2018: Cartoons

Library Exhibit – May 2018: Cartoons

  New Library Exhibit: May, 2018 Cartoons Paule Stetson Loring and Don Bousquet were both cartoonists for the Providence Journal.  Loring worked in the mid-20th century and drew political cartoons about the building of the first Jamestown Bridge.  Don...
Library Exhibit – June 2018: Weddings

Library Exhibit – June 2018: Weddings

  New Library Exhibit: June, 2018 Weddings June is the month of weddings.  Our June exhibit in the JHS case in the Jamestown Philomenian Library features photographs and memorabilia of Jamestown brides and weddings, including a 1767 Quaker marriage license signed...
JHS visits Swiss Village Farm-May 2018

JHS visits Swiss Village Farm-May 2018

The JHS members-only trip to Surprise Valley Farm aka Swiss Village Farm was extremely informative.  The farm is open only one day a year, last Saturday.  We learned about the preservation of rare animals by scientists.  The old beautifully preserved buildings were...
2018 Spring Newsletter

2018 Spring Newsletter

Our Spring Newsletter is now available for download. See all the great things our members accomplished.  Don’t miss the letter from our president Mary Heath and all of the committee reports. Look for your name among our list of dedicated volunteers.  Enjoy the...
JHS receives check from Polar Plunge-Apr 2018

JHS receives check from Polar Plunge-Apr 2018

Kerry Sheehan and Bob Bailey presented the Jamestown Historical Society with a check for $500 from Jamestown First Day Plunge.  The money will be used to update and reissue the Jamestown walking tour brochures that were first issued in 2012.    ...
Restoration at Arnold Cemetery – April 2018

Restoration at Arnold Cemetery – April 2018

  On April 14, Rhode Island Historic Cemetery Restoration & Awareness Day, a dozen JHS volunteers met at the Josiah Arnold burial ground to clean up, straighten, and reset some of the 300-year-old tombstones.  ...
Library Exhibit – March 2018: Promotional Items

Library Exhibit – March 2018: Promotional Items

  New Library Exhibit: April 2018 Promotional Items The new JHS exhibit in the Jamestown Philomenian Library features promotional items used by Jamestown business.  Advertisements were printed on ink blotters –  given out in the early 20th century before...