Portsmouth Athenaeum 2015 Speakers' Series

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Each program begins at 7:00pm in the Research Library of the Portsmouth Athenæum at 9 Market Square in Portsmouth, NH.

Attendance at programs is free for Athenæum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends.  Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the entire series by becoming a Friend of the Athenæum for as little as $25 per year, payable via mail or at the door. Admission to an individual program is $10.

Reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538, Ext. 2 for reservations up to 48 hours in advance. 

November 18, Wednesday
Wendy Lull  presents “The Wreck of the Lizzie Carr.”
Hear the dramatic tale of the 1905 wreck of the Lizzie Carr, New Hampshire’s last shipwrecked schooner.  Learn how a January storm broke Lizzie’s anchor chains and drove her onto the rocks.  Listen to first-hand accounts of the Wallis Sands Life Saving Station surfmen’s attempts to rescue the craft and crew in the bitter cold.

A Past-President of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, Wendy Lull has been the President of the Seacoast Science Center in Rye, New Hampshire for over 20 years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Zoology at UNH and has been recognized as an Outstanding Women in Business by New Hampshire Business Review and one of New Hampshire’s Women of Distinction by New Hampshire Magazine.