July 3, 2013 RSS feed / Island History

Jamestown Historical Society Feature

A yacht club in Jamestown

In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, summer visitors to Jamestown often settled in for the whole summer. They founded private clubs where they could meet and socialize. The only remaining private club from the era is the Conanicut Yacht Club. More...

This Week In Island History

Week of july 3

The news of 10 and 15 years ago is from the Jamestown Press. The news of 100 years ago came from the collection of the Newport Historical Society.   100 years ago  From the Newport Journal, July 4, 1913  More...