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Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Reservations are requested, since space is limited. Call (603)431-2538 for reservations.

March 3, 2017, Friday
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art About Town.

 

 

March 11, 2017, Saturday
Elizabeth Aykroyd, curator of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, will give a talk on "Reflections on the South Seas Curiostities: 11 A.M. in the Randall Gallery.

 

 

March 15, 2017, Wednesday
Speaker Series presents Thomas Hardiman, "America's membership Library Movement 1731-2016". 7 pm in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Members. $10 General Admission. The "Secrets & Treasures: 200 Years at the Portsmouth Athenaeum" lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services.

 

 

March 18, 2017, Saturday
Sandra Rux will present a gallery talk on "Founding Fathers (sorry no Founding Mothers)" discussing the lives and motivations of three of the founders - Nathaniel Adams, Nathaniel Appleton Haven Jr., and Charles Burroughs and the lasting impact their work had on the Portsmouth Athenaeum. 11 A.M. in the Randall Gallery.

 

 

March 24, 2017, Friday
Memorial Concert by Mike Blair (vocal) and Jim Prendergast (guitar) honoring Proprietors who haved passed in 2016. 4 p.m. in the Reading Room.

 

 

April 7, 2017, Friday
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art About Town.

 

 

 

April 8, 2017, Saturday
The exhibit "The Portsmouth Athenaeum: 1817-1839: Laying the Foundation of a Large and Permanent Establishment" closes.

 

 

 

April 19, 2017, Wednesday
Speaker Series presents Dick Adams, "Tales from the Athenaeum". 7 pm in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Members. $10 General Admission. The "Secrets & Treasures: 200 Years at the Portsmouth Athenaeum" lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services.

 

 

April 22, 2017, Saturday
The Exhibit "Treasures of the Athenaeum" Part II opens in the Randall Gallery.
Photo to right is of "The Bone Chip Model" circa 1824.

 

April 27, 2017, Thursday
Gala Athenaeum Bicentennial Dinner at the Wentworth by the Sea. Invitations forthcoming.

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