Time for some holiday cheer!

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Threads Talk October

Sea Swept, Judey Clemons, 2014, and Marcia McLaughlin, The Raven, 2019. Photo by Raya on Assignment.

Join us for an evening with our exhibiting quilters! We’ll have a few presentations about quilts and quilting today and then a Q&A session where everyone can ask their burning questions about quilting!

Thursday, October 29
via Zoom

FREE for members
$15 for non-members

Private Walking Tours

Looking for a special and safe way to get out of the house with your friends and family?

How about a walking tour?

This is a great way to discover new things about the Portsmouth you know and love!

Private tours can be booked in the off-season! Contact Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf for details!

20% off before Election Day

Get the vote out with style!

20% off voting-related merchandise at the Discover Portsmouth Museum Shop

Stop by in person or online!

And don’t forget to vote!

Annual Meeting this Monday

Portsmouth Historical Society invites friends of the organization to attend our annual meeting this Monday, October 19, at 5:30pm, via Zoom. We will discuss board positions, new board members, and institutional by-laws, among other topics. The meeting link will be distributed via the registration button below. Only current members will be able to vote. Not yet a member? Join now!


We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in this year’s unique John Paul Jones Jubilee experience–from the wine raffle, to the online event, and our “fundraiser-for-two” art auction through Bidding for Good. The Jubilee, like Portsmouth Historical Society, couldn’t be a success without all the help and support we receive from around the community. We hope all of you enjoyed it and will join us again next year!
Stay tuned!

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