Keyword: Portsmouth Historical Society
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PORTSMOUTH — Its buildings may be closed due to the pandemic, but the Portsmouth Historical Society is still giving visitors the opportunity to experience a little bit of local … more
PORTSMOUTH — Nearly 100 people turned out Saturday, March 7, to see what all the fuss was about the Friends Meeting House, the former Quaker church that was built in 1700, closed in 2017, … more
PORTSMOUTH — The Portsmouth Compact once again was busted out of its vault at the State Archives to make a brief appearance for public viewing at Town Hall Friday, March 6. As a bonus. the … more
PORTSMOUTH — As a passionate promoter of local history, Esmond “Doug” Smith, Jr. had his hands in nearly everything that celebrated days gone by in Portsmouth. Whether it … more
PORTSMOUTH — “I’m looking for Gen. Prescott,” announced Negeen Pegahi upon landing at Weaver Cove at about 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Ms. Pegahi, who along with four … more
PORTSMOUTH — Navy Band Northeast’s Brass Quintet will perform a free chamber concert at the Portsmouth Historical Society, corner of East Main Road and Union Street, at 6:30 p.m. on … more
PORTSMOUTH — David Sanford Chase drove up from his home in Marlborough, Conn. to feast his eyes on the original Portsmouth Compact, which came out of the State Archives for its annual … more
PORTSMOUTH — William Deegan was one of Portsmouth’s most intriguing citizens of the 20th century. Appointed as the town’s first police chief in 1921, his name appeared in … more
PORTSMOUTH — Learn about the advent of mass transit in Portsmouth when Town Historian Jim Garman presents a lecture about Aquidneck Island trolleys at 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28. The … more
PORTSMOUTH — Juan Carlos Payero has taken part in many New Year’s Day polar plunges over the years, including one on Staten Island in sub-freezing temperatures, but … more
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