5th Annual John Paul Jones Jubilee & Silent Auction

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH.

$30 for Members / $40 for Non-Members

Buy Your Tickets by August 31st for an Early Bird Discount!

$25 for Members / $35 for Non-Members

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  • Hors d’oeuvres from the best Seacoast restaurants including Row 34, River House, Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe, Green Elephant Vegetarian Bistro and Bar, Tuscan Kitchen and Market and more!
  • Wines from private vineyards, courtesy of South Street & Vine, including an Italian Pinot Grigio, A French Rose, a Spanish Cava, and a Californian Chardonnay.
  • Smooth sounds of live jazz by Dry Martini
  • 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 silent auction items!


Live auction to support our museum education programs
In addition to the many silent auction items, we are adding 3 LIVE auction items:

  • A one-week stay at a Bavarian Chalet known as “Die Hutte” in stunning Samerberg in the region of Bavaria, Germany.
  • 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 (12 months of massages, facials, nails, hair etc.)–This package features numerous gift certificates for spa services, from facials and massages, to manicures, pedicures, and even reiki. Hoard 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.” We are looking to fund the Museum Education Programs as a whole, but we will be highlighting specifically the Third Grade Portsmouth History Program.


More than 100 items in our silent auction. Some highlights:

  • The Ultimate Treasure Hunt–a one hour treasure hunt for 20 kids
  • Whale watch tickets, with a Gift Certificate to the iconic Beach Plum restaurant.
  • Private cocktails and hors d’oeuvres cruise for 6 on the gorgeous NH coast
  • Overnight stays at The Martin Hill Inn, the Sheraton, and more.
  • Phenomenal Stand Up Paddleboard package courtesy of Kittery Trading Post
  • Private tour of Bedrock Gardens with refreshments, and a Gift Certificate to Three Chimneys
  • Private Curator’s Tour for up to 6 people of the Americas Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
  • Handcrafted jewelry, fine art, fine wine, photographer packages, and so much more!

Eat! Drink! Bid!

All proceeds to benefit Portsmouth Historical Society & John Paul Jones House.
For More Info, Please Call (603) 436-8433

This event is generously sponsored by:
Newburyport 5 Cent Savings Bank

Ashton Company

Morgan Stanley

Extended Family

• Louis F. Clarizio, DDS PA

with additional support from:

Flower Kiosk South Street and Vine Great Life Press