Disaster: The Great Hurricane of 1938

In Partnership, the

Jamestown Historical Society,

Jamestown Police, and Jamestown Philomenian Library


A Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the

Great Hurricane of  ‘38

List of events


Tuesday, September 18

6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Nature’s Fury: New England’s Killer Hurricane



n Wednesday, September 19

3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

The Hurricane of 38’ video


n Thursday, September 20

3:00 p.m.—4:00 p.m.

1938 Hurricane Interviews video


n Thursday, September 20

7:00 p.m.—9:00 p.m.

Jamestown Historical Society Firsthand

Accounts from the JHS archives


n Friday, September 21

3:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Memories of the 1938 Hurricane

video interviews &

Shock Troops of Disaster

1938 WPA documentary short

n Saturday, September 22

3:00 p.m.—4:30 p.m.

Hurricane Preparedness and

Safety in Jamestown

with Chief Mello


n Monday, September 24

6:30 p.m.—8:00 p.m.

Advances in Predicting the Path

and Intensity of Hurricanes

with URI Prof Isaac Ginis


n Tuesday, September 25

12:00 p.m. —1:00 p.m.

Brown Bag Lunch book discussion

Thirty-Eight the Hurricane that

transformed New England 

by Stephen Long. (2016)


n Tuesday, September 25

 6:00 p.m.—7:15 p.m.

Wake of ‘38 video