2009-08-13 / About Town

JHS to hold annual meeting tonight

The Jamestown Historical Society (JHS) will hold its annual meeting tonight in the meeting hall at the Jamestown Philomenian Library. A short business meeting, including the election of officers and board members for 2009-2010, will begin at 7 p.m. A talk about shipwrecks in Narragansett Bay by Dr. Kathy Abbass, director and founder of the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, will follow at approximately 7:30.

Dr. Abbass founded the Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project in 1991 to survey shipwrecks in Rhode Island waters.

The JHS is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to preserving, collecting and sharing Jamestown’s history. Founded in 1912, the JHS maintains and operates the Jamestown Museum and three 18th century historic sites: the Windmill, the Quaker Meetinghouse and the Conanicut Battery, all of which are open to the public free of charge.

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