Get your holiday shopping done!

FREE shipping on books through December 31!

Use code books at checkout. Store Manager Extraordinaire Beth is adding new titles every day. Check out the books available in our online shop now! *

25% off all merchandise in-store on December 23rd!

The store will be open to the public from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on Wednesday, December 23, and it’s your last chance to get unique NH gifts for your friends and family for Christmas!

*Free shipping up to a value of $10 on the media mail rate, which should cover most orders. We use USPS, so we can’t guarantee delivery by December 25. It’s 2020, so why would Christmas go to plan? But we’ll muddle through!

For making Portsmouth a better place to live and work, the award goes to…

Rehabilitation of a Historic Property award to GoodWork and the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests for Creek Farm.

Portsmouth Advocates have announced the winners of the 2020 Advocates Awards! Every year, the Advocates bestow awards of excellence to owners, designers, and contractors whose exceptional work enhances the city’s unique historic character. The winners demonstrate a commitment to historic preservation and make Portsmouth a better place to live and work.

See all the winners at

We’ve made a difference this year

Photo courtesy of Ken Goldman,

This year has tried us all, and we couldn’t have made it through without the love and support of YOU and this wonderful community.

Your visits, likes and follows, volunteered time, and precious dollars are absolutely crucial for us to continue to fulfill our mission to bring history past and present, art of all kinds, and cultural enrichment to the Seacoast and beyond. Please support us today with a donation to our annual fund, a membership for yourself or as a gift to a friend or family member, or a purchase at our Museum Shop.

Many, many thanks!

SAACC Pete Souza/Obama Exhibition Extended through December 23

The photography exhibition at the Seacoast African American Cultural Center is still viewable through December 23! This show is phenomenal and well worth admission.

Pete Souza was the chief official White House photographer during the Obama administration. This exclusive exhibition of fifty stunning photographs is not to be missed!

Book your viewing today before it’s too late!

History. Arts. Culture.