Portsmouth Athenæum

A non-profit membership library, gallery, and museum, incorporated in 1817 and located in the heart of historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

Events at a Glance

September 21, 2017
  • "Pink Decisions The Experiential Series" Part 3

    September 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
    Reading Room

    "Pink Decisions The Experiential Series: Part 3 is a multi-media performance about community and money, featuring poet Matthew Army, artist Nathaniel Purdy and acid jazz with the Wooly Mammoths.

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September 23, 2017
  • 2017 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

    September 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Portsmouth, NH, United States

    More details, visit: https://allevents.in/portsmouth/1275278865876589

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Explore the Collection

The Athenæum houses an outstanding collection of documents and artifacts relating to local history. It also preserves what is undoubtedly the finest collection in the state of materials relating to the history of New Hampshire’s only major seaport.

Jose Lezcano with String Quartet Concert

Sunday, September 17, 2017 HPCM presents Jose Lezcano with String Ensemble at the South Church in Portsmouth Guitarist Jose Lezcano, violinist Jennifer Elowitch and members of the Portland Chamber Music Festival team up to play a program of music for guitar and...

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Athenaeum Cruise on the Piscataqua Gundalow

On Saturday, September 16th, from 2 to 4 pm, there will be a wonderful opportunity to see Portsmouth the way it was viewed by many of its residents for the city’s first 300 years…from the water. The non-profit Gundalow Company has offered the Portsmouth Athenauem the...

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