Snow Storm Cancellation

Due to the snow storm in the forecast for Thursday, January 4, 2018, the Portsmouth Athenaeum will be closed. Please stay safe. The Research Library & Gallery will reopen on Friday at 1 p.m.

Reminder that the Athenaeum is now open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 1-4 p.m. and by special appointment.

Image: Pleasant Street after 1898 snow storm. Two children are in the view behind the snow banks. En verso is written “A view of Pleasant Street during the big snow storm of 1898 Jan 31.” The house on right is 405 Pleasant St. and the first on the left is 394 Pleasant St. The three buildings beyond it are no longer there, demolished as part of the Wentworth Home expansion. Photographer:  L.V. Newell & Co., PS1650_01 OV, Small Photograph Collections.