We are now closed to the public until April, but this doesn’t mean we’re not still hard at work! We’ve got big plans for the “off season.” Stay tuned for all the details!

Jigsaw Puzzle Contest!

Our store manager, Beth, has put this fabulous jigsaw puzzle on sale for $20! Featuring the beautiful silk quilt by Rhoda Jane Fogg Brown that was the centerpiece of the “New Hampshire Folk Art: For the People, By the People” exhibition, this 500-piece puzzle is a great challenge for a cold, wintery afternoon!

The puzzle is available in our online store here!

The first person to complete the puzzle and send a selfie with the finished product to beth@portsmouthhistory.org will win two passes to our celebrated downtown Portsmouth walking tour, which can be redeemed when the tours start up again in the spring! 

Let’s get puzzling!

Thank you, Joyce

Joyce Tucker, seen here with walking tour manager Robin Lurie-Meyerkopf, has been indispensable!

Joyce Tucker, membership coordinator and development associate, is stepping down from her position. While we’ll still get to see her from time to time behind the front desk, she will certainly be missed upstairs in the office. With the patience of a saint, she tackled enormous, difficult projects with a witty remark or funny story always at the ready.

We’ll miss you!

Looking Forward to the 2021 Season

Now that we can all put 2020 behind us, we are enjoying getting plans back on track. What we had to postpone last year will finally happen in 2021, and we can’t wait. We’ve got some fantastic programs planned, so join us in the coming weeks to learn all the details.

In the Apple Orchard (detail), by Frederick Bosley. Oil on canvas, 1915. Private collection.