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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.

 

 

September 4 Friday,
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 – 8 pm.

 

September 10, Thursday
Author & Editor Jessica Skwire Routhier will give an illustrated presentation of her new book The Painters' Panorama: Narrative, Art, and Faith in the Moving Panorama of Pilgrim's Progresss. 7 pm in the Research Library

 

 

September 13, Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents Calandra Trio(viola, harp,flute) - First Congregational Church Kittery Point. 3 PM. $20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

 

September 19, Saturday
Award-winning memoirist Katherine Mayfield presents a 3-hour workshop on memoir writing which is one of the most popular genres today. Learn what makes a compelling memoir, how to choose a theme, the importance of reflection in memoir, and techniques specific to the genre. Reservations required as the class is limited to 15. $35 fee. 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM in the Research Library.

 

September 24, Thursday
Glen Knoblock will give a lecture in conjunction with Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival and New Hampshire Humanities Council. The talk focuses on two historical areas: New Hampshire's Black soldiers and sailors of the Revolutionary War, and Black Submarines in the U.S. Navy 1940 - 1975. 7 PM in the Research Library

 

 

September 25, Friday
Early preview of the Annual Athenaeum Book Sale at the North Church Parish House, 355 Spinney Road, Portsmouth at 5:00 PM. Admission is $15.

 

 

September 26, Saturday
Annual Athenaeum Book Sale at the North Church Parish House, 355 Spinney Road, Portsmouth. The sale is from 9 AM till noon and admission is free.

 

 

 

September 27, Sunday
Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival presents a series of cameo concerts. 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM in the Reading Room.

 

 

 

October 1, Thursday
Author Darcy Scott presents "The Feng Shui of Book Fairs & Signings: Tips on Attracting Customers & Dramatically Increasing Sales." An eye-opening mini-course covering everything from making the most of a venue's physical layout and the role of props, doors and mirrors (really), to crafting that outrageous one-liner, reading the customer's mood, and closing the sale despite that hovering nightmare browser. 6 PM in the Research Library.

 

 

 

October 2, Friday,     
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 - 8 pm.

 

 

October 3, Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Victorian Trims & Embellishments Workshop Get inspired by 19th century embellishments with author & costume historian Astrida Schaeffer. Learn how the Victorians thought about design, and make a sampler of the techniques that made their clothes fabulous. The class includes a visual tour of Victorian gowns, handouts and hands-on insruction. Fee is $90. Register at www.schaefferarts.com.

 

October 8, Thursday
Marina Forbes will give a lecture sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council on "Russian Faberge Eggs and Lacquer Boxes: From Craft to Fine Art." The talk features discussion of the recent discoveries in the field. 7 PM in the Research Library.

 

October 15, Thursday
Independent Researcher Louise Richardson will give a talk on "Fabulous Finds from Portsmouth Privies." She will show how ceramic shards discovered over several decades of archeology shed new light on the lives of seacoast families and provide evidence of New England's international trade. 7 PM in the Research Library.

 

 

October 18, Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Series presents Triple Helix (piano trio) at St. John's Episcopal church at 3 PM. $20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

 

 

October 21, Wednesday
David Cole will present a lecture: "Hydrographic Surveying of Portsmouth Harbor and Other Tales from the High Seas." Explore the evolution of hydrographic surveying, nautical charting, and ocean mapping.
7 p.m. in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Friends & Members. $10 General Admission. Reservations are requested since space is limited.  Please Call 603-431-2538 X2 at least 48 hours in advance.
The “Piscataqua Shipping: Harbor to Sea” lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services.
For more information click here.

 

 

November 1, Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Series presents Omer String Quartet at the Rye Congregational Church at 3 PM. $20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

 

 


November 6, Friday, 
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 - 8 pm.

 


November 18, Wednesday,
Wendy Lull  presents “The Wreck of the Lizzie Carr.” Hear the dramatic tale of the 1905 wreck of the Lizzie Carr, New Hampshire’s last shipwrecked schooner. 
7 p.m. in the Research Library. Free to Athenaeum Friends & Members. $10 General Admission. Reservations are requested since space is limited.  Please Call 603-431-2538 X2 at least 48 hours in advance.
The “Piscataqua Shipping: Harbor to Sea” lecture series is sponsored by UBS Financial Services. For more information click here.




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