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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.

August 27, Saturday
New England Heritage Conference, Weaving the Fabric of New England History, at Star Island, Isles of Shoals, presented by Star Island and Portsmouth Athenaeum. August 27 - August 30, or August 27 - September 3. Discover how textiles and clothing both shaped and reflected civiliation in New England over time. Athenaeum members: if this is your first conference on Star Island, receive 30% off your room and board. For more information, please visit starisland.org/newenglandheritage or click here.

 

 

September 2, Friday
Art About Town, 5:00 p.m. in the Randall Gallery

 

 

September 21, Wednesday
2016 Speaker Series "Keeping the Past Alive" resumes with "A Museum for Curiosities, "Both Natural and Artificial" - The Early Athenaeum Collection,"
related by Elizabeth Rhoades Aykroyd. 7 p.m. in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Members, $10 general admission. Sponsored by UBS Financial Services

 

 

September 25, Sunday
The Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival presents a series of cameo concerts 1-5 p.m.

 

 

September 25, Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents the Omer String Quartet (violins, cello & viola) at the North Church in Portsmouth at 3:00 p.m.  $20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

 

September TBA
Book signing for Steven Grasse's new book "Colonial Spirit." Steven Grasse is a former advertising man that opened his own advertising agency in Philadelphia, PA almost 15 years ago. Last year in May 2015, he opened his distillery in Tamworth, NH and has been producing thoughtful, locally focused spirits ever since.

 

 

October 7, 2016, Friday
Art About Town, 5:00 p.m. in the Randall Gallery

 

 

 

October TBA
A social reception for the Nathaniel Adams Society, the Athenaeum's planned giving circle.

 

 

 

 

October 18, Tuesday
Jeff Hopper will give a lecture in partnership with the Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society on John Mead Howells, the celebrated architect and aughor of The Architectural Heritage of the Piscataqua. 5:30 in the Research Library.

 

 

October 19, Wednesday
Barbara Moore, Museum conservation consultant, presents "Preserving Family Heirlooms. 7 p.m. in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Members, $10 general admission. Sponsored by UBS Financial Services

 

 

October 23, Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents The Abitare Piano Trio (piano, violin, cello) at St. John's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth at 3:00 p.m.  $20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

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