Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Research Library

7:00 p.m.


The 2018 Program Series: “Remembering the Great War, Home and Abroad” begins as Richard Candee presents “Atlantic Heights, Portsmouth’s 1918 ’War Village’.” At the beginning of World War I, the federal government authorized the establishment of shipyards to construct freighters. One such company was the Atlantic Corporation of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. After building ten ships, the corporation went out of business but the unusual housing development constructed for the workers remains. Follow the work of architect Walter Kilham, who designed what has been called the finest industrial community of the era.

A Proprietor of the Portsmouth Athenaeum, Richard M. Candee is Professor Emeritus of American and New England Studies at Boston University. He has served as an architectural historian at Old Sturbridge Village for a regional survey of New England textile mills and as a Trustee and officer of the Portsmouth Historical Society. Dr. Candee has been awarded Life-time Achievement Awards by both Massachusetts and New Hampshire for his service in architectural preservation.

Reservations for each program are required as seating is limited; please call (603) 431-2538, Ext. 2. Attendance at programs is free for Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers and Friends. Guests and members of the public are welcome to attend the entire series by becoming a Friend of the Athenaeum for as little as $25 per year, payable at the door. Admission to an individual program is $10. Click here for more information on the lecture series.

The 2018 Lecture Series is sponsored by UBS.

[Image:  The auction flyer for the sale of the homes in Atlantic Heights in 1925, Gift of David and Eleanore Sanderson, Ephemera Collection, E 1530]