NOTE: On Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021, the Athenaeum will be closed for Market Square Day.
The Shaw Research Library & Randall Gallery are open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. Please wear a mask during your visit.
Shaw Research Library &
Tuesday through Saturday
1 to 4 p.m.
An annual series of chamber music concerts held in historic properties around Portsmouth.
Check out the latest Portsmouth Athenaeum newsletter filled with historically interesting articles and upcoming events.
The Georgian period was an era of revolution in society, politics, industry, architecture, and garden design. This exhibit features rare books and examples of Georgian-style gardens in Portsmouth, which were influenced by these published works.
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.