The Research Library and Randall Gallery are now open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. by appointment only.
No walk-ins. Please contact us in advance to schedule your visit by calling 603-431-2538 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
September 27, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
**CANCELED/POSTPONED. We will alert you of a possible make up date for this event. Stay safe.**
The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival will feature cameo concerts in the Athenaeum Reading Room from 1 to 5 p.m.
Shaw Research Library &
Tuesday through Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Keeper Tom Hardiman takes a look at how one view in Haymarket Square changed over time.
Online history talk on the “The Life, Times and Political Career of Levi Woodbury” by John “Jack” P. McGee. As a Portsmouth youth, Jack would play across from the aging Woodbury mansion on Woodbury Avenue. Long after the building’s demolition and while in law school, Jack realized just how important Levi Woodbury (1789-1851) was to the history of US law and the impact on the country.
Athenaeum Librarian Robin Silva reviews “Why Fish Don’t exist: A Story of Loss, Love, and the Hidden Order of Life” by Lulu Miller and finds the story might just be an antidote during COVID.
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