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The Athenæum is a non-profit member supported organization, established in 1816 and incorporated the following year with the “purpose of promoting learning and diffusing useful knowledge.” It continues a long tradition of mutual improvement by maintaining a library of over 40,000 volumes and an archive of materials relating to local history. It also sponsors exhibitions, concerts, lectures, and other educational and cultural programs.

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If you prefer to donate by check, please make it payable to the PORTSMOUTH ATHENAEUM and mail to the following address:

PORTSMOUTH ATHENAEUM   |   P.O. BOX 366   |   PORTSMOUTH, NH   |   03802


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The Portsmouth Athenæum is a private non-profit organization. Contributions and gifts are tax-deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.