Jamestown Historical Society

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Parks and Recreation Department

Hours, Directions & Details

41 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, RI | Jamestown, RI 02825

Go to www.jamestownri.gov for days and hours of operation. The building is handicap accessible.

Exhibits at the Parks and Recreation Department

The main entry space in the Recreation Department features many old photos, signs,
and other memorabilia from the Jamestown ferry era. Before the Newport Bridge was
built in 1969, ferries departed from the wharf across from this building, connecting the
island and its commerce to Newport and environs.

April Exhibit in Town Hall: Some of Our Favorite Things

The April 2024 exhibit features objects in the JHS collection that are seldom exhibited.

Summer Exhibit 2024 – An Island Economy: Jamestown Businesses

The summer 2024 exhibit looks at Jamestown’s changing economy and at the businesses that the growth spawned.

JHS Photos at the Golf Club

The JHS prepared 30 breath-taking historic photos of Jamestown sports and outdoor activities for the walls of the 2nd-floor community space.

Become a JHS Member

Help preserve & share the history of Jamestown, RI. Maintain the Museum, the Windmill, the Meetinghouse and the Conanicut Battery. Preserve the Society’s collection of documents, photographs and artifacts.