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.

February 6, Friday
The Reading Room will be open for Art Around Town. 5 - 8 pm.

 




February 11, Wednesday
Rodney Watterson will present a lecture: “Portsmouth Navy Yard's Record Setting World War II Submarine Production”  Drawing on his book, "32 in '44: Building the Portsmouth Submarine Fleet in World War II," Captain Rodney Watterson USN (Retired) will analyze the Navy Yard's remarkable wartime performance.  
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.



February 12th, Thursday        
Concert by pianist Gregg Pauley in the Reading Room. Time TBA.
Reservations are requested since space is limited.  Please Call 603-431-2538 X2 at least 48 hours in advance.






February 14, Saturday
Opening reception for the exhibition "Cosmopolitan Consumption: New England Shoe Stories, 1750 - 1850."
5 p.m. in the Randall Gallery.

 

 





 

 

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

 

 

 

March 18, Wednesday  
Dane Morrison will present a lecture: “Portsmouth and the East Indies.” While Americans’ early encounters in the East Indies trade tends to be associated with places such as Salem, Boston, and Philadelphia, Portsmouth played an important, if forgotten, role as well.
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.

 




March 19, Thursday
Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire
Presents a Curator's Gallery Talk "Shoes and Their Stories."

5 p.m. in the Randall Gallery. Reservations are requested since space is limited.  Please Call 603-431-2538 X2 at least 48 hours in advance.

 




March 26, Thursday       
A concert by Emmanuel Feldman (cello) and Lois Shapiro (piano) in the Reading Room. Time TBA.
Reservations are requested since space is limited.  Please Call 603-431-2538 X2 at least 48 hours in advance.






April TBA      
Proprietors' Follies to be held in the spring (our original intent was to hold the show on April Fools' Day, but not-this year ... ) at which time -TBA -any and all members may present any performance art they like -serious or risible, sacred or profane, Skilled or barely ept -within an allotted time frame of up to ten minutes. This, of course, is the Performance Committee's response to the Exhibitions Committee's annual Proprietors' Show, and an attempt to redress the imbalance between those who can draw and those whose gifts lie elsewhere. Details will be announced soon. Meanwhile, brush up your Shakespeare, dust off your Dvorak, darn your tutu and tune your zither. ..




April 3, Friday
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 - 8 pm.

 

 

 

April 15, Wednesday
P. J. Johnson will present a lecture: “A Harbor Pilot's View of Shipping on the Piscataqua” Discover what's going on at Portsmouth's working waterfront.  Join Portsmouth Pilot Capt. PJ Johnson for a professional perspective on modern commercial shipping.
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.

 

April 15, Wednesday
Kimberly Alexander, Ph.D., University of New Hampshire speaks on "The Art and Mystery of Making Shoes"  
Co-sponsor with Ipswich Museum. Held at the Ipswich Museum
www.ipswichmuseum.org. 7:30 pm at the Ipswich Museum.

 

 

 

April 23, Thursday    
Sandra Rux, Chair, The Warner House presents a Curator's Gallery Talk  "Shoemakers and Shoe Sellers in Portsmouth."
5 p.m. in the Randall Gallery. e 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.

 

 

April 26, Sunday       
A piano and vocal recital of German songs performed by students from the University of Southern Maine.
3 p.m. in the Reading Room. e 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.

 

 






May 1, Friday,           
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 - 8 pm.

 






May 2, Saturday
Shoe shopping event! Bring a friend, view the exhibit and receive a discount at participating merchants. 10:00- 4:00

 





May 29th - 30th
A Mini Symposium on Shoes, 1750-1850
Keynote Speaker: Susan Holloway Scott, award-winning author will present a talk entitled "For the Love of Shoes."  To be held at the Discover Portsmouth Center. More information to follow.

 

 

 

 





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

 

 

 

 



July 3 Friday, 
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 - 8 pm.

 

 

 







August 7 Friday,
The Randall Gallery will be open for Art Around Town. 5 – 8 pm.











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

 

 

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October 2, 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.

 




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











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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