Arts, history, and culture define Portsmouth, and we realize that the artist community, so integral to the city’s unique character, has been hard hit by the pandemic. Portsmouth Historical Society has also seen financial challenges due to the stay-at-home order and social distancing requirements. To that end, we have decided to use our annual fundraiser, which provides a significant portion of the Society’s income, as an opportunity to “pay it forward” in support of artists. Our online auction will feature original works of art, with 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of each item going to the artist.

Additionally, our Fund-A-Need campaign will be dedicated to raising funds to commission artwork which will be displayed at the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, thereby supporting a local artist and beautifying a city landmark.

This month-long online auction kicks off with an exclusive online virtual gala event on

September 10, 2020 at 7:00 pm

So get comfy, sit back, tune in, and enjoy some treats by Woodstove Kitchen, Port City Pretzels, and Naughty Good Bites.

Tickets include:

  • VIP Preview of Works by Local Masters in our Online Art Auction through Bidding For Good!
  • The Unveiling of the “Threads” Community Quilt!
  • Our Favorite Refreshments in a Take-Out Gourmet Goody Bag!
  • Wine Raffle for a Case of Expensive Small Batch and Unusual Wines!
  • Dancing Elephants! Champagne! Celebrities! Balloons! (metaphorically speaking)

Wine Raffle

Each bottle in the mixed case is worth at least $50.

Past years have included rare and small-batch vintages.

Don’t miss out on this delicious opportunity to support the Historical Society!

Winner to be announced at our exclusive online Jubilee gala on September 10th!

Wine raffle ticket sales have closed. Tune in on September 10 to see if you won!

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