So Many Local Artists Will Be Here for Exhibition Opening Reception!

Join us 5:30–8:00 pm on Friday, October 1, to open our fall exhibitions!

Kenneth R. Goldman. White Island Lighthouse, Isles of Shoals, Rye, at sunset on the summer solstice. June 21, 2019

We’ll have no fewer than SIX photographers in house, whose work is featured in the “New Hampshire Now” exhibition:

Dan Gingras
David Murray
Effie Malley
Ken Goldman
Peter E. Randall
Michael Sterling

Plus, our five local painters for “Abstracting the Seacoast”

Dustan Knight
Brian Chu
Barbara Adams
Peter Cady
Tom Glover

Tom Glover. Gear in the Port. Acrylic, charcoal, collage, 30 x 40 inches.

A brief note about health and safety:

For large events such as this, all guests are requested to wear masks, and we are requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test from the past 48 hours upon entry.

We will be serving food and drink in a socially distant manner.

Portsmouth Advocates Awards for 2021

Portsmouth Advocates, a key program of the Portsmouth Historical Society, is joining in on awards season! Since 1989, Portsmouth Advocates has honored individuals and projects that enhance the city’s unique historic character and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work. This year we are delighted to have responsibly resumed our awards ceremony in-person at GoodWork’s Carey Cottage at Creek Farm, a 2020 Advocates award recipient.

Portsmouth Advocates is pleased to announce the following award winners: For “Restoring the Integrity of a Resource,” Stephen Foster and the Tobias Lear House, 49 Hunking Street. For the “Continued and Sensitive Maintenance of a Historic Property,” South Church at 292 State Street, Harry Furman and Kathleen Straube for the Ebenezer Hanes House at 557 State Street, Keith and Christina Wilkinson at 62 Winter Street. The recipient of the Arthur J. Gerrier Memorial Award, given to an individual of long demonstrated commitment to preserving and enhancing the unique historical character of this city, is Vincent Lombardi. The John Grossman Memorial Award, which recognizes an individual who makes a reality of an organization’s mission by bridging the theoretical and practical, is Barbara McLean Ward.

We’ll be highlighting each of the winners in the coming weeks, so stay tuned!

October is the Last Month for Walking Tours This Year!

October is the last month to get a walking tour before it get’s too cold! Book your tickets today. Portsmouth is beautiful in the fall!

If you can’t make one of our regularly scheduled tours, book a private tour! Just contact walking tour manager Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf!

History. Arts. Culture.