Friday, November 13 through Monday, November 16: House drop-off at Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center, 10am to 5pm
Friday November 20: Gingerbread House Exhibition opens to the public (early this year!)
Starting November 20, we will be open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm through December 23!
Your Input Matters! Win a $50 Gift Certificate!
Can you fill out our survey? Portsmouth Historical Society needs your insights!
We are planning a major 2022 exhibition, “Imagine That! The Power of Picture Books,” about children’s books as a foundation of imagination and empathy. We’d like to hear from you about your experiences with reading and picture books. Please take our brief, 4-minute survey and complete it before midnight on Sunday, November 15, 2020. You could win a $50 gift certificate to G. Willikers! Toy Shop of Portsmouth.
Join us for a selection of short presentations and a Q&A with the exhibitors whose work is on display in the balcony of the Academy Gallery. We’ll talk about quilt guilds, quilting technique, alternative uses for quilting skills, and more!
It’s GINGERBREAD TIME
We need YOU to participate!
This year, we’re placing gingerbread houses in our Academy Gallery on the ground floor AND on the balcony level AND in storefronts downtown. We need all the holiday cheer we can get! Don’t know where to start? We’ve got tips, tricks, and ideas being posted all the time on our social media accounts!
Are you interested in participating but don’t know your royal icing from your fondant? Become a sponsor! We’re always looking for more local businesses and individuals to get involved. Contact our Director of Development Judy Loto at 603-570-2492 or by email at email@example.com.
Last Call for Walking Tours
The walking tour season ends October 31st! Book one of the last remaining spots before autumn slips awa!
Our annual meeting, an integral part of being a non-profit organization to benefit the public, was held this past Monday to review the accomplishments of the previous year. If you were unable to attend, you can download the report here:
These fun, light-up hats are selling out fast at the Museum Shop. Get yours today! Curbside pickup and delivery within a 10-mile radius upon request! Just reach out to Beth@PortsmouthHistory.org! Members get 10% off!
Join us for an evening with our exhibiting quilters! We’ll have a few presentations about quilts and quilting today and then a Q&A session where everyone can ask their burning questions about quilting!
Portsmouth Historical Society invites friends of the organization to attend our annual meeting this Monday, October 19, at 5:30pm, via Zoom. We will discuss board positions, new board members, and institutional by-laws, among other topics. The meeting link will be distributed via the registration button below. Only current members will be able to vote. Not yet a member? Join now!
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who participated in this year’s unique John Paul Jones Jubilee experience–from the wine raffle, to the online event, and our “fundraiser-for-two” art auction through Bidding for Good. The Jubilee, like Portsmouth Historical Society, couldn’t be a success without all the help and support we receive from around the community. We hope all of you enjoyed it and will join us again next year! Stay tuned!