Unless otherwise noted, all events are free and open to the public. Reservations are requested, since space is limited.
Call (603)431-2538 for reservations.

September 17, Wednesday
Proprietors’ Social Hour sponsored by the Social Committee, refreshments and conversation in the Reading Room, 5:30 p.m.


September 25, Thursday
"New Hampshire and the American Clipper Ship Era" "Glenn Knoblock explores our nation's past with this exciting look at the fastest sailing ships ever built in America.  Learn how the clippers evolved, who built them and why, as well as New Hampshire's important role in supplying these unique ships.  7 pm in the Research Library. Reservations are requested, since space is limited. Call (603)431-2538 for reservations. Sponsored by the
New Hampshire Humanities Council.

 

September 26, Friday
Annual Athenaeum Book Sale. Early Bird special. Open from 5pm to 6pm with a $15 admission fee. At the North Church Parish Hall on Spinney Rd in Portsmouth

 

 

September 27, Saturday
Annual Athenaeum Book Sale from 9 am to noon at the North Church Parish Hall on Spinney Rd in Portsmouth. No admission.





September 28, Sunday
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival
features cameo performances in the Athenaeum Reading Room. 1-5 p.m.
Go to the festival website for more information festivals website.

 









 



October 7, Tuesday
Retirement party for archivist, Courtney MacLachlan. Please help us show our appreciation for Courtney’s fine work. 4:30-6:30 in the Research Library.





October 15, Wednesday
The 2014 lecture series, “Putting New England on the Map:  400th Anniversary of Captain John Smith’s Voyage”“English Fishing Stations of Monhegan and Damariscove: "Right Against Us in the Main was a Ship of Sir Frances Popphames"  Neill De Paoli.
7 p.m. in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Members. $10 General Admission. The “John Smith” lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services. Reservations are requested, since space is limited. Call (603)431-2538 for reservations.
For more information go to our Speakers page.




October 19, Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents Trio Cleonice - St. John's Church. 3.p.m.
$20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.






November 13, Thursday
A showing of the film Celia Thaxter’s Island Garden by Peter Randall. Celia Thaxter’s unique island garden is not easy to visit on Appledore. This film brings the story to those who can’t make the trip or wish to see it in a new way. 7 p.m. in the Research Library.

 




November 19, Wednesday 

The 2014 lecture series, “Putting New England on the Map:  400th Anniversary of Captain John Smith’s Voyage”“The Mortal Sea: Fishing the Atlantic in the Age of Sail”   Jeffrey Bolster.
7 p.m. in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Members. $10 General Admission. The “John Smith” lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services. Reservations are requested, since space is limited. Call (603)431-2538 for reservations
For more information go to our Speakers page.

 


November 27, Monday
Exhibit Norma Bernstein Smith: Talented Artist, Adventursome Spirit closes.










December 5, Friday
Annual Athenaeum Holiday Gala – Invitations are forthcoming.







December 12, Tuesday
Book talk: Ice Ship: The Epic Adventures of the Polar Explorer Fram, by Charles W. Johnson.  The book presents the story of an extraordinary ship, the Fram, from conception to construction, through twenty years and three historical expeditions, to its final resting place as a museum. Mr. Johnson’s presentation includes a slide show of selected images from the many beautiful vintage photographs in the book. Imagine planning to live on a ship for three years while it’s stuck in the ice (they actually planned for this) or trying to return by sled, pulled by 100 dogs that, one-by-one, become dinner, just to survive, as you travel along. In the book we are introduced to men who were truly committed to exploring uncharted areas of the world. 5:30 pm in the Research Library..



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