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.







May 1, Thursday
An illustrated talk and book signing by Rod Watterson, author of the newly released Whips to Walls: Naval Discipline from Flogging to Progressive-Era Reform at Portsmouth Prison.
7 p.m. in the Research Library

 

 

 

 

 

May 6, Tuesday
Book talk and signing with Walter Borneman, author of American Spring: Lexington, Concord and the Road to Revolution. 5:30 in the Reading Room.

 

 





May 7 Wednesday  
Proprietors’ Social Hour sponsored by the Social Committee, refreshments and conversation in the Reading Room, 5:30 p.m.




May 8, Thursday
Fabulous Find Thrift Shop in Kittery has chosen the Athenaeum as one of three non-profit historical organizations to be their May beneficiaries. An additional fundraiser incentive will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the shop.  There will be a wine and cheese reception and the shop will be open. Checks will be given to April’s recipient, and May’s recipients (that’s us!) will be introduced. Please join us to support your organizations by contributing items and shopping at this great thrift shop throughout the month of May.

 

May 14, Wednesday
Rob Napier will give a talk on “The HMS America, a Ship Model of its Time and Place.” Rob Napier is a ship model conservator who has worked with many institutions to repair and conserve their collections. He has edited the Nautical Research Journal and is the author of two books, Reconditioning an Eighteenth-Century Ship Model,Valkenisse Retourship of 1717 and LEGACY OF A SHIP MODEL 
Examining HMS PRINCESS ROYAL 1773. His talk at the Athenaeum will focus on the British dockyard models and the Athenaeum’s model of the ship HMS America.
5:30 in the Reference Library. Reservations are requested, since space is limited. Call (603)431-2538 for reservations.


June 10, Tuesday
Book talk and signing with Robert  M. Mennel, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of New Hampshire and author of: Testimonies and Secrets: The Story of a Nova Scotia Family, 1844-1977. This compelling history is drawn from the papers of the Crouse-Eikle family, discovered in their ancestral home in Crousetown on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Time TBD.










July 13, Sunday  
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents Rowe's String Quartet - Rye Bethany Church. 3.p.m.  
$20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.









August 5, Tuesday
22nd Annual Athenaeum Potluck Picnic at the Seacoast Science Center. 5:30



August 16, Saturday
19th Century Base Ball at Leary Field: the Portsmouth Rockinghams play the Lowell Nine in a double-header starting at noon. The pre-game program and explanation of historic rules begins at 11 a.m.

 

August 24  Sunday 
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents Emily Smith, violin and Tanya Gabrielian, piano - New Castle Congregational Church. 3.p.m.
$20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

 









September 14 Sunday
Historic Portsmouth Chamber Music Series presents Calandra Trio - Kittery Point Congregational Church. 3.p.m.
$20 suggested donation; $75 series subscription; series Patron seating $250 per person/$500 per couple.

 






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.  Time TBD.

 

 




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 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.

 

 

 


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