Portsmouth Historical Society
Portsmouth Historical Society (c) 2015; 870 East Main Road (at Union St), PO Box 834, Portsmouth, RI 02871

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PHS Harvest Social A Success as Autumn Arrives

Over 40 supporters joined in celebration of the arrival of Fall at the October 20, 2018 Portsmouth Historical Society Harvest Social at Greenvale Vineyards.  Wine, great food and conversation did...

Coastweeks Hurricane of 38 Event at Island Park Friday Sept 21

Coastweeks Hurricane of 38 Event at Island Park Friday Sept 21

Friday, September 21, 9:30 a.m – 11:30 a.m. Island Park, Portsmouth Pam Rubinoff and Janet Freedman talk about coastal resilience at a 2017 Coastweeks event. Join Janet Freedman, CRMC coastal...

Portsmouth Historical Society to Host Annual Harvest Social Sept 20

Portsmouth Historical Society to Host Annual Harvest Social The Portsmouth Historical Society will host their annual Harvest Social at Greenvale Vineyards from 5:30 -7:30 on Thursday, 20 September. Town Historian...

Society and Community Theater Honored with RI Theater Awards

Society and Community Theater Honored with RI Theater Awards

Rhode Island Theater Awards for 2018 were awarded to the Portsmouth Historical Society and the Portsmouth Community Theater for their recent original production of “Murder at the Coal Mine. Awards...

Portsmouth UK Lord Mayor to Visit Aug 30 – Sept 2

Portsmouth UK Lord Mayor to Visit Aug 30 – Sept 2

The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth UK will visit Portsmouth, RI from Aug 30 through Sep 2.  Go the the Events Page for more info.

Historian Fred Zilian Lectures on Anne Hutchinson at the Museum

Fred Zilian, Portsmouth Resident and local historian provided insight into the life of Portsmouth Founding Mother Anne Hutchinson on July 19th at the second floor meeting room of the museum. ...

PHS Holds Annual Members Meeting

PHS Holds Annual Members Meeting

PHS held its annual members meeting at the Society Museum on June 18, 2018   See the video at https://youtu.be/BBtHbBVuRc0   Or go to our Recent Videos page

PHS Main Museum ADA Entrance Ramp Complete

The main museum first floor now has easy access for people with mobility issues.   A fully ADA-compliant ramp has been installed at the West door.  This is the first step...

High School Takes Honors in the 2nd Annual Portsmouth History School Trivia Contest

High School Takes Honors in the 2nd Annual Portsmouth History School Trivia Contest The Portsmouth Historical Society held their Second Annual Portsmouth History School Trivia Contest for students last Thursday, March...

Founders’ Day 2018