Rachel Eskridge, associate registrar at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, made quite the entrance in the company car. She was here helping to install the works of art by Eric Carle and Ashley Bryan on loan from the ECMPBA for Imagine That!

The exhibition opens Friday, May 6 at 10 am! We will be open until 8 pm that night for Art ‘Round Town, with a small performance of the Knave of Hearts by students at Rye and Milton Elementary Schools at 6 pm.

Then, on Saturday May 7 at 10 am, we’ll be featuring a little extension of Strawbery Banke’s Baby Animals event with ducklings in the gallery, as well as original artwork from Robert McCloskey’s Make Way for Ducklings!

Newburyport Bank Sponsors New Welcome Center Film

We would like to thank Newburyport Bank for being the exclusive sponsor for our new welcome center film, which will be produced over the summer and launch this fall in celebration of the Portsmouth 400th anniversary.

Jo Ann Klatskin, Senior Vice President & Non-Profit Manager of Newburyport Bank and Sue Ann Pearson, Director of Development at Portsmouth Historical Society.

Hat Tip to the Hotel Portsmouth

A big shout-out to The Hotel Portsmouth for providing accommodations for our guest speakers for our upcoming exhibition Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books. We appreciate the support from our business community and thank them!

StrathamWood Studios Delivered the Bookmaking Station to the Gallery

Roger Myers of StrathamWood Studios in front of the bookmaking station he made for Imagine That! We asked for something sturdy and functional, but what we got was a beautiful piece of woodworking. Many, many thanks!

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