Those of you who have followed us for a while know that the “off” season here is anything but a vacation! We’ve got so much going on, it’s hard to keep up! We’re getting ready for the spring exhibition, Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books by painting the Academy Building galleries, sprucing up the Shop and theater, and taking delivery of some gorgeous new display cases (we are museum geeks, after all, so new displays make us giddy).

Kate Shattuck is a one-woman painting powerhouse, Mark Kiernan is the fastest carpenter east of the Mississippi, SmallCorp has the best cases money can buy, and Arnold from Vital Delivery Services went above and beyond, helping us get the heavy cases exactly where we needed and was just the friendliest guy you could meet.

Stay tuned for more updates, including scintillating images of carpet shampoo machines, office furniture, and electronics recycling.

Seeking Executive Director

The Historical Society seeks an experienced, collaborative leader to lead this vibrant, community- focused, 100-year-old organization located in the heart of a lively historically- and culturally-oriented city. The new director should have experience and expertise with museum collections, exhibitions, and historic houses/buildings. They should also have a solid record of leading staff and boards, raising money, and actively participating in the community. For further information and closing date, visit

Annual Fund Ongoing Through April 1

It’s not too late to show your support to Portsmouth Historical Society with a gift to our Annual Fund. We will be running our appeal through April 1st, so you can still help us start off the new year with a show of support!

Thank you to everyone who has been generous with a gift to our Appeal.

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