Jamestown Historical Society

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Windmill Invitation
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Library Exhibit, April 2022: You Are Invited

Invitations have called Jamestowners to many events over the years. An invitation, hand-signed by John L. Smith, Chairman of the Jamestown Bridge Committee, invited the recipient and their guests to the dedication of the Jamestown Bridge on August 3, 1940.

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Cap commemorating the reunion of the students of Jamestown’s Carr School, the grammar school until 1955, and the Thomas H. Clarke School, the middle school from 1921 to 1955.
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Library Exhibit, March 2022: Baseball Caps

Back in 1849, there was a New York City baseball team called the Knickerbockers. During their games, they wore straw caps to protect themselves from the sun. This was the first version of the billed cap we know as a baseball cap.

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Work Projects Administration Plaque
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Library Exhibit, February 2022: Signs and Plaques

The JHS library exhibit for February displays some of the smaller signs and plaques from the Jamestown Historical Society’s collection of signs. Many of the larger ones are on permanent display in the town’s Recreation Center lobby and the back stairwell of Town Hall.

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