Jamestown Historical Society

Police Station Exhibit October 2016

Some of our art collection is on display in the Jamestown Police Station.  We just hung up a group of prints of Jamestown scenes that includes numbered prints of Maxwell Mays’ Jamestown waterfront in 1900 and of Joe Szarek’s painting of the Watson farm and old Jamestown Bridge, Also on display are copies of William Trost Richards’ view of Mackerel Cove and of Grant Reynard’s auction at Fox Hill Farm in 1946.

The police station gallery is changed about every six months.

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