The Shaw Research Library & Randall Gallery are open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. Masks are required during your visit.
CLOSED TO PUBLIC FOR THANKSGIVING BREAK 11/23 to 11/26. For research appointments, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shaw Research Library &
Tuesday through Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Reading Room Tours
First & Third Saturdays
Second & Fourth Thursdays
1 to 2 p.m.
(Check our calendar.)
Join us for this upcoming free holiday concert on Dec. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Please join us for the ZOOM discussion on “Line of Driftwood: The Ada Blackjack Story” by Diane Glancy with Proprietor Elizabeth Howard on Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at 6 p.m.
2022 Lecture Series: Architecture I – Imitation and Innovation: Developing a Portsmouth Style of Architecture 1660-1815
The 2022 Lecture series “Portsmouth, NH: Evolution 1623-2023” continues on Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at 5 p.m. with “Architecture I – Imitation and Innovation: Developing a Portsmouth Style of Architecture 1660-1815” by Tom Hardiman. Join us the Shaw Reading Room at the Portsmouth Athenaeum.
We, the Proprietors of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, associate to promote learning and advance useful knowledge among our constituents and the wider community by facilitating convivial interchange and intellectual discourse; maintaining our historic buildings and library; and collecting and preserving materials relevant to the history and culture of Portsmouth and the Piscataqua Region.