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.


December 2, 2016, Friday
Annual Holiday Gala!! Send in your RSVP!



December 2, 2016, Friday
The Opening of the Twenty-first Annual Proprietors' Art Show. The Art Show is open to all proprietors, their spouses or domestic partners who have an interest in being part of this exciting event. It will run through December 29.



December 8, 2016, Thursday
Historian Michael Verney will present a talk on the U.S. Navy's pursuit of global empire through exploration in the early republic. This talk relates to some of the Athenaeum's early holdings. 7:30 p.m. in the Research Library.


December 12, 2016, Monday
Great Bay Sailor:  The Yuletide Celebration Concert. Come enjoy hidden sounds of the season with repertoire comprised of songs found in diverse traditions. This is a Christmas that you have never heard before!7:00 p.m. in the Reading Room.


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