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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Trivia Night Sees 7 Teams Battle

Seven teams battled with their history minds at Portsmouth Historical Society’s Trivia Nite held at the Valley Inn on April 20, 2017.

The Glen Farm Ribbons

The Glen Farm Ribbons

Portsmouth History Notes has posted a story about the Glen Farm Ribbons

The Thurston Meal Bag

The Thurston Meal Bag

  Portsmouth History Notes has posted a story about the “Thurston Meal Bag”  

Eagle Eyes and Emergency Action Averts Damage to PHS Museum

The eagle eye of Gary Gump and the great work of Mike Paglierani and Dave Duggan averted potential damage to the PHS Building. On Friday, Feb 23, Gary Gump, passing...

PHS Board Visits State Archives

On January 10, 2017, Jim Garman, Gary Gump, Doug Smith and Rich Talipsky of the PHS Board made a visit to the RI State archives.

Glen Horse Barn: Field Hospital during War

Glen Horse Barn: Field Hospital during War

Glen Horse Barn: Field Hospital during War World War II the Portsmouth Civil Defense organization was looking for a place a field hospital could be set up and ready if was...

Society President Offers Holiday Message

Society President Offers Holiday Message

Christmas and Holiday message from Jim Garman We on the Portsmouth Historical Society board would like to wish all of our members and supporters a very Merry Christmas, Joyous Holidays and...

Portsmouth Historical Society Thanks Greenvale Vineyards

Portsmouth Historical Society Thanks Greenvale Vineyards Last week, Portsmouth Historical Society President Jim Garman presented a letter to Nancy Parker Wilson, owner of Greenvale Vineyards, thanking her and her husband,...

Island Park History: A Photographic Lecture – Dec 15

Island Park History: A Photographic Lecture – Dec 15

Island Park History: A Photographic Lecture By Jim Garman Portsmouth Town Historian and Historical Society President Portsmouth Free Public Library Thursday, 15 December 6:30 – 7:30 This lecture is free...

Clements’ Market “Change for Charity” Donates to the Society

Clements’ Market “Change for Charity” Donates to the Society

Monthly, Portsmouth’s Clements Marketplace maintains a “Change for Charity” jar at the exit to the market. Each month they award the collection to a local charity.  For September 2016, Clements...