6th Annual John Paul Jones Jubilee and Auction

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH

$40 for Members / $50 for Non-Members

Tickets are Non-refundable
*Handling fees may apply to online purchases; you may also purchase tickets by calling 603.436.8433

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  • Hors d’oeuvres from the best Seacoast restaurants including Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro & Bar, Row 34, Jumpin’ Jay’s, The River House and Tuscan Market!
  • Wines from private vineyards!
  • Signature brew from Liars Bench Beer Company
  • Live music!
  • Fine wine raffle of bottles valued at $50 each–1st place winner for a case and 2nd place winner for half a case!
  • More than 75 stellar auction items!



  • One week stay in a condominium at beachfront Wyndham Reef Resort on Grand Cayman Island
  • An Intimate Chef’s Dinner in the Gallery- 4-course dinner with wine pairings for 8, crafted by Executive Chef Emily Hill of Rudi’s, to be held among the art in the Balcony Gallery at Discover Portsmouth
  • A Year of Pampering featuring gift certificates for beauty and wellness services—from facials and massages to manicures, pedicures and even reiki. Keep them for yourself to use throughout the year or have a fabulous spa get together with your friends


This is when the auctioneer specifically asks people to “fund a need.” This year we are looking to fund projects to improve public accessibility at Discover Portsmouth.



  • Two tickets to the Portland Symphony for a Tuesday Classical or PSO POPS concert
  • Beautiful cruise aboard a lovely Catalina 380 sailboat along the coast for four guests with light appetizers and summer breezes
  • Private tour for up to six people at the Art of Americas wing at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston
  • Kayak package with paddle and PFD
  • Stunning, limited-edition lithograph by Frank Howell called “Journey’s Gift”
  • Custom charcuterie platter along with a cheese board designed with reclaimed assorted wood

Eat! Drink! Bid!

This year’s Jubilee & Auction supports the many activities of Portsmouth Historical Society—providing important funding for maintenance and repair of the John Paul Jones House and Garden, serves as a match to competitive grants and major gifts dedicated to its upkeep, supports the Society’s educational programming, and allows us to double the impact of every dollar raised. We need your help to make the event a success! For More Info, Please Call 603.436.8433


This event is generously sponsored by:

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The Market Square Group at Morgan Stanley
Extended Family
Construction Services of NH (CSNH)
Lynne Joyce/Tate & Foss Sotheby’s International Realty
Ben’s Auto Body
Red Post Realty

with additional support from:

Flower Kiosk
Infinite Imaging
Marshall Tent and Event Rental
Michael Guyre–Audio Events
Southport Printing Company

Food and Beverage Sponsors:

Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro & Bar
Row 34
Jumpin’ Jay’s
Liar’s Bench
South Street & Vine
The River House
Tuscan Market