New Hours: The Portsmouth Athenaeum is now open to the public Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Events at a Glance
Nothing from April 26, 2018 to May 3, 2018.
What Hawthorne Read is a traveling exhibit from the Salem Athenaeum and will open with a reception on March 16 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Curator Elaine von Bruns explores the circulation records and the hundreds of books checked out of the Salem Athenaeum’s library by Nathaniel Hawthorne and then reveals how these specific titles influenced Hawthorne’s own writings in What Hawthorne Read.
The exhibit runs until June 9, 2018 in the Randall Gallery, Tuesday through Saturday from 1 p.m to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 10, 2018 6:30 p.m. Reading Room Author David W. Moore speaks on his book "Small Town, Big Oil: The Untold Story of the Women Who Took on the Richest Man in the World -- and Won." The book is a narrative nonfiction account of the women who lead the...read more
April has been a bit chilly. Time to warm up your reading shelf and your minds with the latest books added to the Athenaeum! Click on the link below: April New Books 2018...read more
The Athenaeum Spring 2018 newsletter was sent out a few weeks ago. If you didn't receive the latest newsletter, here it is: Spring 2018 To receive the newsletter in the mail, please consider becoming a member of the Portsmouth Athenaeum. The newsletter is filled with...read more