Jamestown Historical Society

Tag: Past Events


George Whitely, Rhode Island Jonnycakes

Native Americans introduced the colonists to whitecap corn (flint corn) which is hard to grow and doesn’t yield as much as other varieties of corn. It is still grown in small batches in RI. George Whitley will talk about the history of this special corn and milling it, and he will make jonnycakes with flint corn for all attendees to enjoy. He will also have a few bags of the cornmeal for sale and will give everyone the recipe.

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2023 Museum Exhibit Opening Reception

On May 26, the 2023 JHS Museum opened a new exhibit, “Celebrating Jamestown Ferries: 150th Anniversary of Jamestown’s First Steam Ferry”. JHS members enjoyed a reception highlighting the anniversary of the first steam ferry going into service in Jamestown in 1873.

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