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...

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...

New Books for July 2017

Fiction: Jews Queers Germans: A Novel By: Martin Duberman   Salt Houses By: Hala Alyan   Scribbled in the Dark: Poems By: Charles Simic   Trajectory By: Richard Russo   The Weight of Ink By: Rachel Kadish   Nonfiction: American Idea of Home: ...

Central4 featured at HPCM July Concert

Sunday, July 9, 2017 Central4 Piano Quartet at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, N.H. 3 p.m. This year’s program begins with Frank Bridge’s lush and romantic Phantasy in F# minor described by Benjamin Britten as “Brahms happily...

New Search Catalog Online!

Huzzah! Researchers, rejoice! The Athenaeum’s Search Catalog is back online and better than before with a new design and improved functionality.  Search the Athenaeum’s entire collection or narrow your focus to include only books, objects, manuscripts or...

Online Search Catalog Unavailable

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Please note that due to a hardware failure the Athenaeum’s online catalog will be unavailable for approximately another week.  For research assistance, please call (603) 431-2538 or stop by the Athenaeum during open hours. We apologize for...