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

Nothing from August 21, 2017 to August 28, 2017.

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.

“Pink Decisions The Experiential Series” Part 2

August 17, 2017 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. “Pink Decisions The Experiential Series” Part 2, a multi-media performance about expanding horizons featuring poet Matthew Army and artist Nathaniel Purdy will take place starting at 6 p.m. in the Reading Room. The performance is...

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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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Annual Portsmouth Athenaeum Picnic

Please join us for The Twenty-Fifth Annual Portsmouth Athenaeum Pot Luck Picnic!  All Proprietors, Subscribers, Friends and their spouses, partners and friends are welcome. It will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm under the tent, rain or shine. The Seacoast...

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