Portsmouth Historical Society 101st Annual Meeting

Discover Portsmouth

Tuesday May 7, 2019 5-7pm

at Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle St. Portsmouth NH

With galleries open from 5-6:30pm, Portsmouth Historical Society will hold a business meeting for members from 5-7pm and welcome all those who have been a part of the organization. The meeting will include a review of FY2018, voting on bylaws changes, welcoming new board members and officers, and hearing about plans for the future.

Sign up now as a member and join us on May 7 for refreshments and tour the galleries at Discover Portsmouth featuring New Hampshire Folk Art: By the People, For the People. Free and open to the public. For more information, please call 603-436-8433.

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NH Folk Art Exhibition Members Only Opening Reception

NH Folk Art Exhibition 2019 Portsmouth NH

Thursday, April 4, 5:30–7:30pm.
Members: $35 per person

Join us for the opening reception of our newest exhibition, New Hampshire Folk Art: By the People, For the People, curated by Gerald W. R. Ward. Your attendance at this Member event – held prior to our public opening – will support free and reduced admission to the programs of Portsmouth Historical Society.
Music provided by Curt Bessette and Jenn Kurtz.
Delicious appetizers by River House and Atlantic Grill will be served, with refreshments courtesy of Liar’s Bench and South Street & Vine.
Cocktail attire encouraged.
Join Portsmouth Historical Society today and be a part of this incredible evening!
This reception has been generously sponsored by Skinner, Inc., with additional support by Atlantic Grill and River House.

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For tickets and information, or to become a member, call 603-436-8433

New Hampshire Folk Art: By the People, For the People
with Companion Exhibition, Contemporary NH Folk Art, by League of NH Craftsmen

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, September 29, 2019
at the Academy Gallery, Discover Portsmouth
Gerald W.R. Ward, Curator


Folk Art Family Program

Saturday, April 13, 2019, 9:30am – 12pm at Discover Portsmouth.

Free and open to the public.

Cloth Dolls

Folk Art Family Fun Project

Come to Discover Portsmouth to participate in this fun family activity!

We will use simple materials to create these charming cloth dolls.

Get creative and make a doll that is full of personality.

These cloth dolls are decorative or they can add fun to your pretend play at home. This craft was inspired by a project found on BabbleDabbleDo.com.

This activity is best for ages 3-1/2 to 100. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Stop by anytime between 9:30am and 12pm.

For more information, contact Claire Spollen, Education Coordinator: clair@portsmouthhistory.org or call Discover Portsmouth at 603-436-8433.

Silhouette Portraits at Discover Portsmouth


Saturday April 27, 2019
Silhouette Portraits

To Benefit the Portsmouth Historical Society

Hand-cut by artist Marcella Comerford, these lovely portraits make WONDERFUL GIFTS for Mother’s Day and become family treasures!

All work is done free-hand and even the most wiggly little ones are welcome!

By Appointment at Discover Portsmouth

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