The third-floor Shaw Research Library and Randall Gallery are open to the public from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday thru Saturday. For elevator access, please call (603) 431-2538.
CLOSED on Saturday, June 3 (Portsmouth 400th parade) and Saturday, June 10 (Market Square Day). Check our calendar for tours of the first-floor Sawtelle Reading Room.
- June 10, 2023
CLOSED for Market Square Day
June 10, 2023
- June 15, 2023
Fred Schubert talk "Advances in Understanding and Treating Disease in the 19th Century with Lessons that Still Resonate"
June 15, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Portsmouth Athenaeum, 9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA
Science educator and Proprietor Fred Schubert will give a talk on "Advances in Understanding and Treating Disease in the 19th Century with Lessons that Still Resonate." In 1880, the world biology had yet to be defined. By 1900, vaccines for many serious illnesses were being developed. The work of John Snow, Louis Pasteur, Joseph Lister, Robert Koch, Max von Pettenkofer and other remarkable figures will be considered.
The talk begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Shaw Research Library on the third floor of the Athenaeum. Reservations are required for this free event. Please call (603) 431-2538 to RSVP.
Shaw Research Library &
Tuesday through Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
Reading Room Tours
Second & Fourth Thursdays
1 to 2 p.m.
(Check our calendar.)
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“Advances in Understanding and Treating Disease in the 19th Century with Lessons That Still Resonate” with Fred Schubert
Thursday, June 15, 2023 5:30 p.m. Shaw Research Library Science educator and Proprietor Dr. Fred Schubert will give a talk on "Advances in Understanding and Treating Disease in the 19th Century with Lessons That Still Resonate." In 1880, the world biology had...
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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.