A Reprise of "We Took The Ferry"
"We Took the Ferry", Bob Sutton's video capturing the adventures of high school students who rode the ferry to and from Newport each day, will be shown again. The event is planned for Wednesday, March 18th at 7pm, in the Jamestown Library's meeting room.
Meanwhile, you can purchase a copy of the video. The price of the DVD is $20 plus $3 for shipping and handling. It is available in-town and online.
It is also available in the JHS vault in the lower level of the Jamestown Town Hall, 93 Narragansett Avenue, from 9am to noon, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Come visit us and see our collections first hand in the vault!
Animal Stories from Jamestown
Our newest JHS exhibit, in the JHS display case in the foyer of the Jamestown Philomenian Library captures some tales about Jamestown animals - from dogs to skunks to whales - that are so much a part of the fabric of the town.
Several of the stories told in the exhibit are about the travels of our independent canines.
Until the late 19th century, Jamestown was an agricultural - mostly pastoral community. Animals were central to its economy and its life. Into the early 21st century, dogs roamed freely and the need for leash laws was hotly debated.